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Banksy - A Graphic Novel

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Banksy's iconic graffiti images, spray-painted in secret on streets and walls, are known worldwide. The razor-sharp comments on politics and the world constitution are thought-provoking for both young and old. Millions of people have seen the result of Banksy's work, but no one knows yet who is hiding behind the name. Journalist and screenwriter, Francesco Matteuzzi and illustrator, Marco Maraggi, here bring more life, intrigue and whimsy to the mysterious story of Banksy.

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Banksy's iconic graffiti images, spray-painted in secret on streets and walls, are known worldwide. The razor-sharp comments on politics and the world constitution are thought-provoking for both young and old. Millions of people have seen the result of Banksy's work, but no one knows yet who is hiding behind the name. Journalist and screenwriter, Francesco Matteuzzi and illustrator, Marco Maraggi, here bring more life, intrigue and whimsy to the mysterious story of Banksy.

Banksy is undoubtedly the most famous street artist of all time. But we don't actually know who he is. This is just one of many contradictions addressed in this graphic biography.

Told in classic comic book form, this graphic biography invites a new audience to learn about Banksy. When two young Londoners are caught spray-painting graffiti on a city wall, they get to know each other while being detained by the police. After they are released, they decide to make a film about Banksy's life and track his work as they travel through the streets of London.

Readers will learn not only about Banksy's politically charged art and the causes he fought for, but also about its worldwide dissemination, museum exhibitions and record-breaking auctions. Although the reader does not learn Banksy's true identity, this graphic form of storytelling communicates the artist's belief that art is for everyone, speaks to everyone, and is owned by everyone.

Dimensions: H: 24 x W: 17 cm
Pages: 128
Language: English
Author: Francesco Matteuzzi, Marco Maraggi (ill.)
Publisher: Prestel

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