Banksy: Should his Art Be Listed?

Melinda Brocka, Associate Art Editor at The Huffington Post asks:

Should Bansky Graffiti Art be Listed?

brooklyn-street-art-banksy-jaime-rojo-Chicago-08-08-17-webBanksy in Chicago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

It’s been quite a year for Banksy, but does the increased popularity merit legal protection for his art? A recent study makes the case that his most important works should be listed as assets of cultural significance in the UK.

John Webster, a postgraduate law student at Bristol University Law School (in Banksy’s hometown), recently published a paper titled “Should the Work of Banksy Be Listed?” in the Journal of Planning & Environment Law. The paper, part of Webster’s dissertation, suggests that Banksy’s art might benefit from the protection of the Listed Building Act, which seeks to protect structures of architectural and historic significance.

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