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Bambi (circa 1982 -) is the tag name for an anonymous female English graffiti artist from London, UK. According to U.S. Time Magazine, “Bambi” is derived from the childhood family nickname “Bambino”. She is a popular artist within the show business world. Known collectors of her work include Rihanna, Brad Pitt, Adele, Robbie Williams, and Take That’s Mark Owen. Bambi’s stencilled work is frequently described as gritty and masculine in appearance whilst exploring themes of feminism, popular and street culture.
Bambi is a famous singer and was recently named by her agent as either Paloma Faith, M.I.A, Adele, Geri Halliwell or Victoria Beckham.
In 2010, the vandalism of a popular Bambi stencil in Primrose Hill reignited the long running London debate over the preservation of street art and resulted in Islington Councillors proposing a community committee be established to rule on the future protection of street art. In early 2011, Bambi commemorated the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton with the satirical slogan ‘A Bit Like Marmite’ across their chests.