Wall and Piece

Author(s): Banksy

Art

Artistic genius, political activist, painter and decorator, mythic legend or notorious graffiti artist? The work of Banksy is unmistakable, except may be 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 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. 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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'People look at an oil painting and admire the use of brushstrokes to convey meaning. People look at a graffiti painting and admire the use of a drainpipe to gain access' - Bansky The collected works of Britain's most famous graffiti artist and the perfect coffee table book for anyone interested in art and modern culture.

Listed as the #2 book in the "LJ Bestsellers--Arts" titles

Banksy, real name unknown, was born in Bristol.

General Fields

  • : 9781844137862
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Century
  • : 1.128
  • : October 2005
  • : 268mm X 216mm X 22mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Banksy
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 208
  • : col. Illustrations