Banksy: Wall and Piece

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Century, 2005 - Art - 207 pages
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Artistic genius, political activist, painter and decorator, mythic legend or notorious graffiti artist? The work of Banksy is unmistakable, except maybe when it's squatting in the Tate or New York's Metropolitan Museum. Banksy is responsible for decorating the streets, walls, bridges and zoos of towns and cities throughout the world.

Witty and subversive, his street art depicts monkeys with weapons of mass destruction, policemen with smiley faces, rats with drills and the iconic young girl with the heart-shaped balloon. If you look hard enough you'll find your own. His statements, incitements, ironies and epigrams are by turns intelligent and cheeky comments on everything from the monarchy and capitalism to the war in Iraq and farm animals.

His identity remains unknown, but his work is prolific. And now for the first time, he's putting together the best of his work - old and new - in a fully illustrated colour volume.

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Review: Banksy.: You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat

User Review  - Gloria Shealtiel - Goodreads

Got this from my birthday and became the most precious birthday gift ever. The writings are brilliant, not to mention the photographs. Fascinating. Oh Banksy! Read full review

Review: Banksy.: You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat

User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

This book was fairly informative. I enjoyed the pictures, although would have liked even more. The snarky/informative paragraphs placed periodically throughout the book could really make the reader think about the politics Banksy subscribes to and understand the appropriate responses. Excellent. Read full review

About the author (2005)

His identity remains unknown, but his work is prolific, and now for the first time, he is putting together the best of his work old and new in a fully illustrated colour volume.

Banksy, real name unknown, was born in Bristol.


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