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BANKSY

by Stefano Antonelli and Gianluca Marziani (Rizzoli £29.95, 240 pp)

This fantastic book is both an analysis and a celebration of his street-art genius. His work is instantly recognisable but details around the enigma that is Banksy remain fuzzy

‘I was 16 when I first trespassed onto some railway tracks and wrote the initials of the graffiti crew (of which I was the only member) on a wall. Afterward, the most incredible thing happened — absolutely nothing. No dogs chased me, no thunderbolt from God shot down to punish me and my mum didn’t even notice I’d been gone. That was the night I realised you could get away with it.’ His work is instantly recognisable but details around the enigma that is Banksy remain fuzzy. This fantastic book is both an analysis and a celebration of his street-art genius.

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