Banksy's 'Ballerina'

Banksy's 'Ballerina'

Bobby Solomon for The Fox Is Black:

Dare I say this piece is elegant, or even beautiful? Could I be bold enough to say that if Degas had used spray paint rather than oils it may have looked like something like this? I could, but that might rile too many people up. Instead I’ll simply say how nice this looks, and that it’s interesting to see Banksy making commentary on fine art culture in such a lovely way.

Despite the inevitable criticisms of his mainstream presence, pieces such as the ‘Ballerina’ remind me of precisely how Banksy has risen to such prominence.