Why Banksy Is A Property Outlaw Who Essay

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Policy argument whether Banksy is a property outlaw who, in fact, improves property and should be awarded preservation and means by which it can be achieved. Banksy took the art world by a storm and penetrated the traditional art market, the commercial industry, and the perception of the general public. His work is admired by the art collectors, the art dealers, the celebrities, the art scholars, and the general public overall. Every Banksy piece found immediately takes the spotlight and is wanted across the world. Banksy, despite his fame, is not looking to replenish his wallet with millions of dollars. On the contrary, in his self-interview on his website (www.banksy.co.uk) he said: “As a kid I always dreamed of growing up to be a character in Robin Hood. I just never realized I’d end up playing one of the gold coins.” His goal is to have art available to everyone everywhere. It is evidenced by his works that were created in various places across different countries and not only placed in the galleries and the museums, where only a fraction of the public can view it. He is not committing theft, robbery, battery, murder, rape, or any other seriously injurious crime to the public. Although he is trespassing and technically vandalizing the properties, he is not doing it to damage and deface the property in a classical meaning. In fact, he may be improving the property’s value because as soon as his works are attached to the property there is an array of art dealers…

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