“Hackney Welcomes the Olympics” by Banksy
While the world was focused on the Olympics, “London-based street artist and Oscar-nominated documented , Banksy was showing his expression for the Olympics. Street art has long been considered vandalism and thus a crime and because of this, London law enforcement have threatened to take down Banksy’s art.
This may or may not happen due to the fact that Banksy’s “form of self expression has grown from being viewed as a criminal act into a valuable commentary on society”. Well, this and the fact that even Banksy’s original works of vandelism have been sold for over $619,000 in recent London auctions.