‘Banksy Captured’ shows artist up-close – but he’s still as mysterious as ever

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Banksy is shown up-close in the most revealing photos to date — while still hiding his identity.

The elusive street artist’s former agent and photographer, Steve Lazarides, has released a series of stunning images of the British enigma at work as part of an upcoming book, “Banksy Captured.”

But all the shots still hide the graffiti superstar’s face — likely to only further stoke the yearslong speculation over who he really is.

Banksy is shown from behind in some shots, while others have his face artfully covered, one with a spraypaint can and another with a plank of wood with his name sprayed on it.

Lazarides called his time with Banksy “a ride.”

“I worked with him for 11 glorious years, during which time we broke every rule in the rule book along with a fair few laws,” he said.

“I hate the art world. I only became part of it because Banksy catapulted the movement into the stratosphere.”

The first 50 copies of the book, being self-published in December, will get a copy of a counterfeit UK bank note with a Banksy illustration of the late Princess Diana. One copy will hold a “golden ticket” to get a “rare Banksy Bomb Middle England screen print,” Lazarides said.

He will also be selling limited-edition prints of his Banksy photos starting at almost $600.

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