Banksy: wall and piece

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Century, 2005 - Social Science - 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 inthe Tate or New York's Metropolitan Museum. Banksy is responsible for decorating the streets, walls, bridges and zoos of towns and cites throughout the world. Witty and subversive, his stencils show monkeys with weapons of mass destruction, policeman with smiley faces, rats with drills and umbrellas. 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. This volume brings together the best of his work.

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I certainly don;t agree with Banksy's complete anarchist philosophy, but I do agree with a number of his ideas about the modern world and the rampant consumerism we are all trapped. He is also a ... Read full review

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User Review  - lukespapa - LibraryThing

Wall and Piece is a book chock full of images by the renowned and mysterious London graffiti artist, Banksy, who loathes mindless public places, the establishment, corporate sponsored graffiti (i.e ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
44
Section 2
46
Section 3
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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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