Banksy is a British graffiti artist. Mike has one of his art books, and I've been looking at it repeatedly since I arrived here. At the start of the book he writes:
"Despite what they say graffiti is not the lowest form of art. Although you might have to creep around at night and lie to your mum it's actually one of the more honest art forms available. There is no elitism or hype, it exhibits on the best walls a town has to offer and nobody is put off by the price of admission"I can understand the controversy around graffiti art, but when there is this much talent behind it, you have to at least appreciate its beauty.
See more on his website.