Planet Banksy: The Man, His Work and the Movement He Has Inspired

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A full-color showcase of some of Banksy's most innovative pieces, offering thought-provoking comparison with the works of his students

Banksy is the world's foremost graffiti artist, his work adorning streets, walls, and bridges across nations and continents. His stencil designs are instantly recognizable and disturbingly precise in their social and political commentary, flavored with subtle humour and self-awareness. More popular than ever, Banksy has spawned countless ...

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Overview

A full-color showcase of some of Banksy's most innovative pieces, offering thought-provoking comparison with the works of his students

Banksy is the world's foremost graffiti artist, his work adorning streets, walls, and bridges across nations and continents. His stencil designs are instantly recognizable and disturbingly precise in their social and political commentary, flavored with subtle humour and self-awareness. More popular than ever, Banksy has spawned countless imitators, students, and fans alike, his fame—although unlooked-for—inevitably transmitting his ideas and work to the international arena. Highlighting both the relevance of Banksy's work and how his impact has continued to spread, this book brings together some of the very best pieces of art from all corners of the world that have been inspired by Banksy, as well as some of Banksy's own innovative, profound, and controversial work. Showcasing graffiti with a range of topics and coming from a variety of inspirational sources, this book provides an overview of how the man's work is changing the face of modern art, as well as that of urban landscape.

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"Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable." With every piece of his distinctive stencil editorials, UK-based graffiti artist Banksy reconfirms his core principles. Since emerging from the Bristol underground scene in the early nineties, he has become not only the world's best known street artist, but also the inspiration for imitators and fans on several continents. One of those grateful admirers is KET (Graffiti Planet 2; Street Art), himself an active participant in this now popular movement. (P.S. Banksy generates controversy. He himself has expressed the frustration you get "when the only people with good photos of your work are the police department.")

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782431589
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
  • Publication date: 7/1/2014
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 324,721
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

KET is a world-renowned graffiti artist, the founder and publisher of Stress magazine, and he launched the world's first Hip Hop journal, Elementary. His previous titles include Graffiti Planet, Graffiti Planet 2, and Street Art. He lives in New York City.

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