Photographer and street art expert, Alessandra Mattanza's updated and wide-ranging volume about one of the most talked about and enigmatic figures of our time: Banksy , who secretly spray-paints his images on streets and walls. Millions of people know the result of his work, but no one has yet managed to reveal Banksy's true identity.
Italian writer, photographer and multimedia artist, Alessandra Mattanza, here examines many of the key images that populate Banksy's work - animals, children, historical figures, balloons, cartoon characters, police officers and others. She shows how Banksy's oeuvre has evolved and how his art has helped support his activism in a variety of directions – from calls for peace in the Middle East to environmental protection.
Readers can here gain an understanding of how Banksy helped transform illegal graffiti into an anti-establishment art form, and how, by ridiculing institutionalized art, he has gained enormous fame with those very same institutions.
Dimensions: H: 30 x W: 23 cm
Author: Alessandra Mattanza