“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.”
“Since spotting my first few Banksies I have been desperately seeking out more. They make me smile and feel optimistic about the possibilities of shared dreams and common ownership.”
–Simon Hattenstone, Guardian
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.
The book is really enjoyable and can be enjoyed in one sitting (the style is really entertaining to read, and it's mostly visuals). Great overview of some of Banksy's works.Published on Dec 1 2012 by ipen02