‘Why all the fuss over Banksy?’



“Banksy is in fact the equivalent, in our troubled times, of previous beloved popular artists from LS Lowry to Rolf Harris. His art has a quirky sense of humour along with its condemnation of capital, and a goodheartedness that makes it far warmer than the harsh conceptualism of Turner Prize art. His book Wall and Piece […] is a hit because it does make you laugh, or snigger, as well as reassuring you that you’re no Tony Blair. Put this on your coffee table and your lounge will have an edge.” - story