BÄST was a Brooklyn based, New York urban artist and one of the few international street artists to retain a level of anonymity.
Using collage to create “mutated characters” and “mutated scenes,” BÄST embellished urban environments in New York and Europe with his wheat-pasted posters for nearly two decades before his untimely passing in 2021.
BÄST was somewhat of a recluse and was once quoted as saying, “I go to sleep with a pizza on my chest. It’s embarrassing.”
Banksy has said BÄST represents Brooklyn, “..by speaking with a deep Williamsburg drawl that makes Al Pacino sound like a girl, but mainly he does it by making art that actually feels like Brooklyn.”