Recently, Noemi, who attends our English classes for au-pairs, wrote a piece on Banksy’s graffiti. This is what she thinks of graffiti as an art form.
The artist’s real name is thought to be either Robin Banks or Robin Cunningham, and he is from Bristol. However all the information about this artist isn’t confirm, because he is an anonymous famous painter.
He has painted a lot of graffiti around the world, the vast majority in New York. One of them was painted in Manhattan in October.
This graffiti shows two children, one of them wants to take a bottle of paint. There is a sign on the wall saying “graffiti is a crime”. So this is one of the reasons for his anonymity. Banksy says he must remain anonymous because of the illegal nature of his art.
In my personal opinion, I think that graffiti is not a crime, it’s one way to show different kind of art.
I like these paintings and I think that the people should recognise this work. However, I believe that it’s important to have control the drawings because sometimes there are people that paint horrible sentences on the wall at the building.