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Banksy Breaks the Rules

Banksy Breaks the Rules
Written by Hettie Bingham
Wayland £7.99
ISBN: 978-0750299763

Is it art to be valued and treasured, or is it graffiti that should be scrubbed clean? Banksy seems to create as many questions as he does pieces of work. Who is this world-famous street-artist? Surprisingly, his identity has never been confirmed.

Debate rages over whether to save or to remove many of his creations. Not settling for just his well-known images, this book looks at Banksy's early work, his inspirations, and the often strong political/social messages that unify his work. Hettie Bingham is careful to put across views from Banksy's detractors as well as the artist's views and any relevant legal issues. With Banksy as the subject, this book challenges the reader to think about what Banksy is saying across a range of controversial themes from state-sponsored surveillance, to the situation between Israel and Palestine. Definitely though-provoking. (11+)

Benjamin Scott

 

 

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