Wall and Piece

Wall and Piece

Book - 2006 | [New] ed.
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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 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.
Publisher: London : Century, 2006.
Edition: [New] ed.
ISBN: 9781844137879
1844137872
Branch Call Number: 751.730942 B218
Characteristics: 238 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
Alternative Title: Banksy

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KCLSRecommends May 21, 2014

Graffiti is so awful, isn't it? But then you might think differently after viewing this teasingly subversive but oh-so-funny book. Mostly confined to the urban streets of England, Banksy's work often manages to tweak the sensibilities of the 'powers that be' primarily through his use of quick stencils. In these pages you will find photos documenting such graffiti art as: two bobbies kissing, Mona Lisa holding a grenade launcher, "Designated Riot Area" written on a statue's pedestal and much more! KCLS has several other items on this anonymous legend including a DVD, "Exit through the gift shop".

teixteix Feb 23, 2013

There are many books out there that feature the illustrious Banksy's work. The thing that stands out with this one is that the text is written in his own words. A must read for any fan.

Start with this one if you haven't seen much of his work. He is very thought-provoking.

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bdls206
Aug 08, 2011

I was very impressed by this book, it contains tons of incredible works, and some great quotes. I would recommend this to any fan of great art wether your a fan of Banksy or not.

daymakerdave Jan 18, 2011

Banksy is easily the most innovative, creative and subversive artist of my generation. This book is absolutely amazing! If you don't know Banksy or his art this book is a great introduction to the enigmatic artist and his truly unique art.

Go read it right now!!!!

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bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Aug 08, 2011

A compilation of art works by the street Banksy.

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Aug 08, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Aug 08, 2011

"Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place."

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