Graffiti, however, is a largely misunderstood art form, if indeed the people will even accept it as one. What’s important is that toys, writers, taggers, and painters (all argot in the graffiti world) are completely uninvolved with people who’d claim themselves to be recognised as legitimate artists.
Since Banksy made his name with his trademark stencil-style ‘guerrilla’ art in public spaces – on walls in London, Brighton, Bristol and even on the West Bank barrier separating Israelis and Palestinians – his works have sold for hundreds of thousands of pounds.
As written in DailyMail in March ‘08 Banksy pulled off an audacious stunt to produce what is believed to be his biggest work yet in central London. The work, above a Post Office yard in Newman Street near Oxford Circus, shows a small boy, watched by a security guard, painting the words: ‘One nation under CCTV.’