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Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall Like a long but well written magazine article No great insights, but good general knowledge. banksy, like graffiti and street art in general, often inspires impassioned reactions and fervent opinions his artwork, speaking for itself as it so easily does, is seen either as mindless vandalism and wanton destruction of property or as creative expression and paint based sociopolitical commentary to many he is a countercultural figure or anti authoritarian folk hero, yet to others just another malcontented urban hoodlum regardless of your feelings on graffiti, there is no denying the bris banksy, like graffiti and street art in general, often inspires impassioned reactions and fervent opinions his artwork, speaking for itself as it so easily does, is seen either as mindless vandalism and wanton destruction of property or as creative expression and paint based sociopolitical commentary to many he is a countercultural figure or anti authoritarian folk hero, yet to others just another malcontented urban hoodlum regardless of your feelings on graffiti, there is no denying the bristol bred bloke s effects on street art and the international art scene.the pseudonymous banksy notoriously eschews the media and very seldom grants interviews and when he does, they are often conducted by email , so it is of no surprise that will ellsworth jones s banksy the man behind the wall is an entirely unauthorized affair ellsworth jones paints as interesting a portrait of the iconoclastic artist as could likely be done, given that he doesn t have any reliably confirmed biographical background with which to sketch his subject nonetheless, banksy is a well researched, comprehensive look into the essence of the street artist himself, as well as his art and commercial success.without the details of childhood and upbringing to offer as prelude, ellsworth jones has to focus instead on what is actually known about the elusive banksy chapters delve into the various types of graffiti, banksy s early days in bristol and london and the feud with king robbo , his many shows and exhibitions, the duality of art versus capitalism, the increasing appearance of fakes, forgeries, and imposters, banksy s inner circle including pest control , and the hullabaloo that surrounded mr brainwash and banksy s oscar nominated film, exit through the gift shop.banksy is amongst the art world ssubversive elements an accomplished and acclaimed provocateur for whom the art is seemingly of greater importance than the artist themself ellsworth jones portrays banksy as creative, hardworking, and not a little calculating or controlling which follows his overarching and carefully cultivated need for anonymity banksy the man behind the wall is likely one of theextensive and complete biographies we will see about banksy unless, of course, the artist himself moves on from stenciling walls to painting self portraits there s a whole new audience out there, and it s never been easier to sell it, particularly at the lower levels you don t have to go to college, drag round a portfolio, mail off transparencies to snooty galleries or sleep with someone powerful all you need now is a few ideas and a broadband connection this is the first time the essentially bourgeois world of art has belonged to the people we need to make it count banksy I enjoyed this book though it was a little slow at times as the writer seemed a little bit of an anorak, even detailing his emails to make a point However it was a good introduction to the world of street art and graffiti artists The code among artists, infights Banksy and robbo and how Banksy has achieved cult status among the impossibly trendy and among the super rich who can afford his art, all the while involved in huge publicity stunts and keeping anonymous at the same time I struggled I enjoyed this book though it was a little slow at times as the writer seemed a little bit of an anorak, even detailing his emails to make a point However it was a good introduction to the world of street art and graffiti artists The code among artists, infights Banksy and robbo and how Banksy has achieved cult status among the impossibly trendy and among the super rich who can afford his art, all the while involved in huge publicity stunts and keeping anonymous at the same time I struggled a few times with the pedestrian style of the writing but I was equally fascinated by the various tales of his followers, preserving and capturing his walls How art dealers are able to circumnavigate his pest control to hold exhibitions of his work And how team Banksy and managed to protect his anonymity and promote him at the same time I love the way they certify an authentic Banksy They use one of his Lady di bank notes and tear it in two, the owner of the print holding one half and Pest Control owning the other.I enjoyed hearing about all his work, the detials of the pictures and the exhibitions he has held Especially the ones linked to political movements and in support of charities etc Loved his pic of maid lifting a Hirst spotted curtain Also especially the wall in the west bank It was also great to revisit Mr Brainwash and Exit By The Gift Shop thought provoking and mind bending what he s really trying to say as illusive as the artist himself While it is an unauthorised book, meaning not authorized by Banksy, I learned a lot about both Bansky and the graffiti world in general I have always been fascinated by his work as well as graffiti and urban street art so I enjoyed the book Not a fast read but infomative. Good stuff this Loved learning urban cultural revolutionary stuff Hey, wh0 knew OK, I did as the mother of a son who has been practicing this art form in Australia for 10 years Think he may have grown out of it but not without recognition All publicity for Banksy has been video hoopla but to read it is to understand it in timeline context And that s key TIMING Put up something controversial at the right moment and BOOM Next phenomenon Understanding BOOM. Decently researched history of Banksy s rise from the streets into mainstream art Having lived away the UK for so many decades, I did not know an awful lot about Banksy, so this book was a very enjoyable read for me My impression of the book s author is that he started out attempting to be unbiased, but became an enthusiastic fan And it doesn t hurt the book at all The background is very well researched and where there is room for doubt, he mentions it What I liked most about the book is th Decently researched history of Banksy s rise from the streets into mainstream art Having lived away the UK for so many decades, I did not know an awful lot about Banksy, so this book was a very enjoyable read for me My impression of the book s author is that he started out attempting to be unbiased, but became an enthusiastic fan And it doesn t hurt the book at all The background is very well researched and where there is room for doubt, he mentions it What I liked most about the book is that as the author documents Banksy s rise to fame, I was also given a glimpse at how the mainstream art scene works More importantly, the book paints a fascinating portrait of someone who still retains his anonymity While hiding from the limelight, Banksy has made himself into one of the world s best known living artists His pieces have fetched millions of dollars at prestigious auction houses He was nominated for an Academy Award for his film Exit Through the Gift Shop Once viewed as vandalism, his work is now venerated fans have gone so far as to dismantle the walls that he has painted on for collection and saleBut as famous as Banksy is, he is also utterly unknown he conceals his real name, hides his face, distorts his voice, and reveals his identity to only a select few Who is this man that has captivated millions How did a graffiti artist from Bristol, England, find himself at the center of an artistic movement How has someone who goes to such great lengths to keep himself hidden achieved such great notoriety And is his anonymity a necessity to continue his vandalism or a marketing tool to make him ever famous Now, in the first ever full scale investigation of the artist, reporter Will Ellsworth Jones pieces together the story of Banksy, building up a picture of the man and the world in which he operates He talks to his friends and enemies, those who knew him in his early, unnoticed days, and those who have watched him try to come to terms with his newfound fame and success And he explores the contradictions of a champion of renegade art going to greater and greater lengths to control his image and his work Banksy offers a revealing glimpse at an enigmatic figure and a riveting account of how a self professed vandal became an international icon and turned the art world upside down in the process ➷ [Reading] ➹ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space By Muriel Dimen ➬ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Banksy has made himself into one of the world s best known living artists His pieces have fetched millions of dollars at prestigious auction houses He was nominated for an Academy Award for his film Exit Through the Gift Shop Once viewed as vandalism ❴KINDLE❵ ❆ Insight and Interpretation Author Roy Schafer – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk his work is now venerated fans have gone so far as to dismantle the walls that he has painted on for collection and saleBut as famous as Banksy is ❮Reading❯ ➳ Good People in an Evil Time ➬ Author Svetlana Broz – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk he is also utterly unknown he conceals his real name [EPUB] ✵ On a Day Like This By Peter Stamm – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk hides his face ➫ [Ebook] ➦ Heart to Start By Derek Handley ➶ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk distorts his voice [BOOKS] ⚣ Light without Fire By Scott Korb – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and reveals his identity to only a select few Who is this man that has captivated millions How did a graffiti artist from Bristol [Ebook] ➠ Secrecy By Rupert Thomson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk England [KINDLE] ❅ The Silence and the Roar By Nihad Sirees – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk find himself at the center of an artistic movement How has someone who goes to such great lengths to keep himself hidden achieved such great notoriety And is his anonymity a necessity to continue his vandalism or a marketing tool to make him ever famous Now [PDF / Epub] ★ Hard Country ✈ Robin Robilliard – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk in the first ever full scale investigation of the artist ➛ [KINDLE] ❅ The Whale Rider By Witi Ihimaera ➥ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk reporter Will Ellsworth Jones pieces together the story of Banksy ❴PDF / Epub❵ ★ The Impossible David Lynch Author Todd McGowan – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk building up a picture of the man and the world in which he operates He talks to his friends and enemies ➞ The Colour Encyclopedia Of Incredible Aeroplanes free download ➣ Author Philip J. Jarrett – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk those who knew him in his early [Reading] ➺ Tooth Sleuth, Mystery of the Missing Tooth (Shirley Lock Mysteries By Mia Woolfe – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk unnoticed days ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☁ Juno Of Taris Author Fleur Beale – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and those who have watched him try to come to terms with his newfound fame and success And he explores the contradictions of a champion of renegade art going to greater and greater lengths to control his image and his work Banksy offers a revealing glimpse at an enigmatic figure and a riveting account of how a self professed vandal became an international icon and turned the art world upside down in the process Interesting book about Banksy and the street art movement, and Banksy s impact on the art market in general Although it read as one long newspaper article, as a Banksy phile I found it very interesting. This book is about legendary street artist Banksy Author Will Ellsworth Jones is a journalist who is good at investigative journalism The book is no exception as it presents the figure Banksy in detail The book is just like other reviewer mentioned, it read like a long magazine article with chapters In my own opinion, the writing is very plain, while very informative Readers who are curious about urban art would find it interesting Nonetheless, the contents might not keep readers hooked th This book is about legendary street artist Banksy Author Will Ellsworth Jones is a journalist who is good at investigative journalism The book is no exception as it presents the figure Banksy in detail The book is just like other reviewer mentioned, it read like a long magazine article with chapters In my own opinion, the writing is very plain, while very informative Readers who are curious about urban art would find it interesting Nonetheless, the contents might not keep readers hooked throughout the whole book.Will put emphasis that this book is not endorsed by Banksy himself It s an unofficial description of the mysterious figure Will devoted lots of efforts to dig everything up and inspect them carefully Readers would see there are many inconsistency surrounding Banksy At the end of the book, we get an overview understanding of Banksy.Banksy is a graffiti artist from Bristol, UK He is world known nowadays since his sudden ascension to the top of art world Everything about him remains secret No one knows his real identity except his close circle People who know him have common understanding that it s unethical to uncover his true identity Interestingly, though many people have tried to unmask Banksy, he still enjoys anonymity to this day Until fairly recently 2000s , graffiti is not considered art by art world The art world is known for the playground for the rich on top of the pyramid The people with high social status even despise those dirty street paintings However, there is a art movement led by Banksy that turned things upside down Banksy use avant garde and controversial behavior to catch people s imagination For example, he broke into Metropolitan Museum, Louvre Museum, London Museum and placed his works there He also staged several eye catching events that earned him much publicity Within a short period of time, Banksy becomes trendy and edgy He has successfully summoned his devoted followers Banksy s works are cynical but thought provoking at the same time There are videos clips of his best work on Youtube Make sure you check it out Gradually, Banksy enjoys fame and wealth His works are now bid by Sotheby s and Christie s It seems a little ironic that what he didn t like those wealthy people is what contributes to his success Well, not everything is perfect, isn t it This book presents readers the story of Banksy up to 2012 Author to certain extent introduces us basics of urban art I learn a littleabout how art world works as well I will recommend the book to anyone interested in art or culture of young generation Overall, an interesting read My other half bought me this book almost 3 years ago, but it s sat among all my other unread books until now I didn t really know a huge amount about Banksy to begin with and after finishing this book I can t say I know a whole lotDespite the subtitle The Man Behind The Wall don t be fooled that there is anythingabout his identity in this book than the normal internet rumours which have been circulating for a long time The author emphasises that this is a completely unauthorised My other half bought me this book almost 3 years ago, but it s sat among all my other unread books until now I didn t really know a huge amount about Banksy to begin with and after finishing this book I can t say I know a whole lotDespite the subtitle The Man Behind The Wall don t be fooled that there is anythingabout his identity in this book than the normal internet rumours which have been circulating for a long time The author emphasises that this is a completely unauthorised book, Banksy doesn t like to give too much away In fact there are many people mentioned in the book who were contacted for interviews, they in turn contacted Banksy only to inform the author that unfortunately Banksy wouldn t give permission for them to speak to anyone writing a book about him However there are some extracts from interviews with people who knew him way back when but they are very careful not to give anything away It s quite an interesting read and there s some fascinating stories about his works I particularly enjoyed the chapter which revolves around people who try to purchase the walls where a new Banksy appears While wishing to remain anonymous he also has made quite a bit of money from his works, particularly the prints he has done inrecent years I also found out that he is very reluctant to authenticate any of his older works He says the reason is that he cannot openly admit to doing pieces which could be considered illegal street art however he is also reluctant to authenticate works he did with the property owners permission One such example is a barn wall he had permission to paint and another where he asked if he could do a piece on the side of a truck The owners of both of these pieces have tried to sell them in recent years and despite the fact that the works cannot be considered illegal, Banksy will not authenticate them, meaning art which could be worth thousands if proven to be his work is nothingthan worthless doodles.I d definitely recommend this if you have an interest in him but don t have a lot of background


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