When I first encountered Bankys work I found it interesting but also viewed it as a sort of fad. A few years later I got the opportunity to view some of his works as part of a street art exhibit I was amazed at the thought and detail that went into the work and also grateful that I had the opportunity to view the work firsthand. This piece pictured was my favorite at the exhibit, it sheer size is something to marvel at.
Banksy. I could not get a picture of him for this board, since he is a secret, but here is some of his street art. I adore his work, but what I really love is the fact that he has not succumbed to the commercialization of art. He doesn't care about money or his own image, sometimes he doesn't even take credit for his work. All he cares about is getting his message across, and he certainly achieves that.