Visual Protest: The Art of Banksy | Author: Gianni Mercurio

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 (360 colour illustrations) from the start of his street art career to today, most photographed in situ and presented in vibrant illustrations. This book guides readers through Banksy's artistic processes and explains his influence. As Banksy continues to challenge the political, economic and racial 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 revealing his own identity.

Hardcover
28.0 x 23.0cm
240 Pages


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