Cool book Came fast I must admit I didn t know much about Banksy and was keen to find out why he created certain images This major new book on the art of Banksy spans the entire career of the world's most famous anonymous street artist Decades before he blew the lid off the high stakes art world by shredding a work immediately following its purchase at an auction Banksy was committing acts of artistic protest on the streets walls and bridges of cities throughout the world We still don't know who Banksy is but thanks to this book we have a greater sense of how he works This book features approximately eighty works from the start of his street art career to today most photographed in situ and presented in vibrant illustrations This book.
Is uite heavy going though I suspect unless you are genuinely interested this would make a very good coffee table book lol. Continues to challenge the political economic and acial oppression that takes place every day in cities around the world this book offers a timely appreciation of just how the artist has embedded himself into the psyche of the powerful as well as the voiceless without ever evealing his own identity AUTHOR Gianni Mercurio is a curator specialising in American art He has published numerous books and exhibition catalogs on artists such as Andy Warhol Keith Haring Jean Michel Basuiat George Segal and Roy Lichtenstein and on the topics of Pop Art Hyperrealism and Graffiti He lives in Rome Italy 360 colour illustrations.
He book is uite detailed explains a lot of background and explanations As a non arty person it was uite interestingThe book. Guides eaders through Banksy's artistic processes and explains his influences such as the Situationism movement and the May 1968 uprising in Paris It delves into key works such as Love Is in the Air a stenciled graffiti that subverts the idea of violent protest; Flag in which the iconic American photograph at Iwo Jima is altered to eflect a group of Harlem children atop a burnt out car; and the slyly titled Turf War in which Winston Churchill sports a grassy Mohawk The book also pays tribute to Banksy's ats a The DUFF: NOW ON NETFLIX (Hamilton High Book 1) reviled symbol of urban decay that the artisteimagines as appers violin players and painters As Banksy.