Certainly, Banksy and the idea of "graffiti" versus "art" is complicated and controversial, and my conclusions on Banksy are still not fully formed. The issue of vandalism and property rights in conflict with the creation of art is easy to decide - at least for me - when talking about something like "gang tagging"or other seemingly destructive pieces. But it becomes more complicated when the art is just so captivating and, well, good:
Banksy, I think, truly serves the definition of artist in his ability to challenge the conventions of society. And that's probably a good thing.