Wall and Piece
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Wall and Piece


Banksy, Britain's now-legendary "guerilla" street artist, has painted the walls, streets, and bridges of towns and cities throughout the world. Not only did he smuggle his pieces into four of New York City's major art museums, he's also "hung" his work at London's Tate Gallery and adorned Israel's West Bank barrier with satirical images. Banksy's identity remains unknown, but his work is unmistakable with prints selling for as much as $45,000.

Title:Wall and Piece
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:240 pages

    Wall and Piece Reviews

  • Manny
    Mar 26, 2009

    Everyone in Britain knows Banksy, but I'm often surprised to find that my US friends haven't heard of him. He's one of the funniest artists around, and has taken graffiti to a completely new level. Th...

  • Natalie
    Sep 02, 2016

    After seeing this next post on Tumblr, I simply had to add this book to my TBR. “A wall has always been the best place to publish your work.”I was looking for something to lift my spirits a bit, a...

  • Mon
    Nov 21, 2010

    Disclaimer: Haters are not cool. I'm not 'hating' Banksy because it's the hipster thing to do (go grab an art school undergrad, you'll see what I mean). One problem with reviewing solo-artist art book...

  • Kirsti
    Jan 17, 2011

    In 2003, Banksy donated one of his artworks to the Tate Gallery in London. The thing is, the Tate Gallery hadn't actually asked for anything of his. He just walked in (or had a friend walk in, or had ...

  • Jonathan Ashleigh
    Oct 07, 2014

    “Imagine a city where graffiti wasn't illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus ...

  • Trevor
    May 30, 2013

    I loved this. Particularly this...

  • Amir
    Jul 30, 2016

    شاید خود بنکسی بهتر از همه گفته باشه: یه عده میخوان پلیس بشن که دنیا رو بهتر کنن؛ یه عده هم میخوان وندال باشن که ...

  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    May 19, 2017

    Thought provoking and powerful - a tour de force of the absurdity that has become institutionalized in our modern world. ...

  • Maggie Stiefvater
    May 09, 2010

    Like many people, I just find the story of Banksy -- a sort of artist Robin Hood -- incredibly compelling. In my head this most elusive of graffiti artists looks like Sean Bean and drives a Lotus Elan...

  • notgettingenough
    Mar 14, 2010

    Added later: I found it quite moving, his description of being drawn to graffiti the outside of the walls imprisoning the Palestinians and being told off in no uncertain terms by the inhabitants. To b...

About Banksy


Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter.His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.Banksy's work was born