Whether you like Banksy’s work or not, there is something that cannot be denied: the artist’s influence in nowadays culture and the pervasiveness of his work in our collective minds.
Proof of this can be seen in the way his imagery has become accepted and sometimes even used in mainstream media:
That’s right, one of Banksy’s pieces is being used to illustrate an article on Brexit on the BBC website.
Not too bad, for an illegal artist, no?
We’re not too sure on how Bansky himself would feel about this – as the establishment could be perceived as co-opting his work, but it is still an interesting situation to observe.