Banksy is immensely popular,
because he sympathizes with the fate of mankind
and acts – in all conscience and good faith – accordingly.
With his struggle against authorities
and his commitment to the less well-off,
Banksy is the Robin Hood of the contemporary art world.
Banksy pushes the absurdity of social neglect and disproportion to its extreme,
as a result of which his powerful messages find a ready response.
With the paint spray can and the element of surprise as his only weapons,
Banksy preaches non-violent solutions,
while depicting oppressed people as contemporary heroes.
Banksy’s work does not place high demands on the spectators.
Through his imagery, he ‘only’ makes an appeal to humanity to be decent.
Banksy’s works have something playful,
as a result of which he makes taboos become discussable.