Banksy is arguably the most well-known street artist in the world. Some pieces of his urban graffiti art, with its distinctive stencil style, have sold at auction for as much as $500,000.
And while price does not always determine good art, Banksy’s name, style, and brand of urban anti-war, anti-establishment urban-art rhetoric have earned him a place in the hearts of many.
The two primary reasons that Banksy’s street art stands out from the multitude of other graffiti we see every day is that, first and foremost, Banksy is a genuine artist and “probably more importantly” his art actually says something to us.