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Wall and Piece

Wall and Piece

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Banksy, Britain's now-legendary "guerilla" street artist, has painted the walls, streets, and bridges of towns and cities throughout the world. Not only did he smuggle his pieces into four of New York City's major art museums, he's also "hung" his work at London's Tate Gallery and adorned Israel's West Bank barrier with satirical images. Banksy's identity remains unknown, but his work is unmistakable with prints selling for as much as $45,000.

Title:Wall and Piece
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1844137872
Format Type:
Number of Pages:240 pages
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  • Manny

    Everyone in Britain knows Banksy, but I'm often surprised to find that my US friends haven't heard of him. He's one of the funniest artists around, and has taken graffiti to a completely new level. Th...

  • Natalie

    After seeing this next post on Tumblr, I simply had to add this book to my TBR. “A wall has always been the best place to publish your work.”I was looking for something to lift my spirits a bit, a...

  • Mon

    Disclaimer: Haters are not cool. I'm not 'hating' Banksy because it's the hipster thing to do (go grab an art school undergrad, you'll see what I mean). One problem with reviewing solo-artist art book...

  • Kirsti

    In 2003, Banksy donated one of his artworks to the Tate Gallery in London. The thing is, the Tate Gallery hadn't actually asked for anything of his. He just walked in (or had a friend walk in, or had ...

  • Jonathan Ashleigh

    “Imagine a city where graffiti wasn't illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus ...

  • Trevor

    I loved this. Particularly this...

  • Amir

    شاید خود بنکسی بهتر از همه گفته باشه: یه عده میخوان پلیس بشن که دنیا رو بهتر کنن؛ یه عده هم میخوان وندال باشن که ...

  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau

    Thought provoking and powerful - a tour de force of the absurdity that has become institutionalized in our modern world. ...

  • Maggie Stiefvater

    Like many people, I just find the story of Banksy -- a sort of artist Robin Hood -- incredibly compelling. In my head this most elusive of graffiti artists looks like Sean Bean and drives a Lotus Elan...

  • notgettingenough

    Added later: I found it quite moving, his description of being drawn to graffiti the outside of the walls imprisoning the Palestinians and being told off in no uncertain terms by the inhabitants. To b...