- Anvilicious: His work is sometimes criticized for being too heavy-handed and obvious in meaning, especially his more political pieces. A counterpoint is that his work suits its medium; people are going to see it as they're passing by on their way to another destination, so it makes sense to design it around a big, eye-catching message that can be quickly and easily understood. Another is that Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped.
- Crowning Moment of Heartwarming:
- His Palestine pieces◊ and the girl with the red balloon.◊
- One of his most famous pieces - the revolutionary throwing flowers◊. The picture pretty much speaks for itself.
- His piece depicting a stereotypical "troublemaker" kneeling in prayer before a wall of graffiti like a church altar◊ is pretty meaningful too.
- Epileptic Trees: Who is Banksy? Are there more than one? Is Exit Through the Gift Shop real or fake?
- A somewhat popular Epileptic Tree regarding Banksys identity is that hes Robert del Naja from Massive Attack. Theyre both from Bristol, and there are some visual similarities between their graffiti, so its not completely out of left field. The fact that Goldie seems to have referred to Banksy by the name Rob is a further possible piece of supporting evidence, though he couldve also meant Robin Gunningham or someone else.
- Memetic Mutation: Joking about Banksy's messages' anvilicious nature - for example, this series of parody tweets in which Banksy is the author's roommate.
- Most of the paintings on the Palestine-Israel border wall, which depict things like an idyllic tropical paradise through a painted crack in the wall.
- "Suicide is Illegal◊" arguably counts.
YMMV / BANKSY