Banksy fan exhibits work after meeting artist

This man unwittingly met Banksy 14 years ago

(SOUNDBITE) (French) FRENCH BANKSY FAN AND ARTWORKS COLLECTOR, FRANCOIS BERARDINO, SAYING:

"I visited Banksy's studio, it lasted less than half an hour. I liked it and, with my bad English, I told him: 'Oh it's good, it's funny, good,' and he tells me 'well if you want, take two drawings.' So I took two small drawings and rolled them up, I put them in my bag and left."

It was only when Berardino came across Banksy's 'Wall and Piece' book

that he understood who he had crossed paths with

Location: Paris, France

Berardino is now holding a free exhibition

showcasing over 200 pieces from his private collection

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