Lister makes Sydney his canvas.

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In vogue: A work by Sydney street artist Antony Lister. Photo: Steven Siewert
You may not know Anthony Lister’s name, but you have probably seen one of his faces.
Not the one beneath his cap – hairless, narrow and altogether younger-seeming than his 34 years – but one of the mammoth Joker-esque “Lister faces” that grin widely across walls in Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and other parts of the city.
You might have seen his superheroes too, and his frenzied ballerinas, or the enormous sunbathing woman sprawled near the boat ramp at North Bondi, waves crashing at her feet and the word “Lister” crawling up her leg.
The work of street artist Anthony Lister around Sydney. Photo: Steven Siewert
With just a few cans and the cover of night, Lister has made Sydney his canvas – he had already done Milan, LA and New York – and established himself as the country’s premiere street artist.
Painting since the late 1990s, today he exhibits across the world, and charges big bucks to cool-chasing customers in Miami, Milan and London.
He talks of his fellow graffiti artists as “his kids” and describes council cleaning crews as “Neanderthals with buffers”.
The work of street artist Anthony Lister around Sydney. Photo: Steven Siewert
He is about to set off on a world tour of book launches; he has just been in Vogue; there is an exhibition in London in.
He knows he is big– before anyone has an issue with one of his less legal works, he says, “they’re pulling it down and sticking it on eBay” – but do not call him Australia’s Banksy.
via Street artist Anthony Lister has made Sydney his canvas and the world has noticed.

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