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Buch: Seven Years with Banksy von Robert Clarke

BANKSY at work during ‘Walls on Fire’ – Graffiti event in Bristol 1998

ASTEK – Finished piece by BANKSY -Walls on Fire 1998

Vor kurzem ist das Buch Seven Years with Banksy von Robert Clarke bei Michael O’Mara Publications erschienen. Hab noch nicht reingeschaut, klingt aber ganz interessant finde ich – wenn man am Werdegang von Banksy interessiert ist.

Kurzbeschreibung deutsch: Banksy, der britische Street Artist, versucht nach wie vor seine Identität geheim zu halten. In diesem Buch werden nun viele der Ideen offenbart, die Banksy zu seinen oftmals subversiven und sozialkritischen Werken inspiriert haben. Mit 32 farbigen Abbildungen seiner Werke. Der Autor ist ein enger Freund des Künstlers.

Buchbeschreibung english: There have a been a few different books written about BANKSY featuring images of his stencil work around the world. This latest release ‘Seven Years with Banksy’ by one of Banksy’s associates, Robert Clarke focuses more on ‘Banksy the person’ detailing their relationship over a period of time.  The Author gives an interesting insight into the life, mind and work of Banksy through the experiences that he and the author Robert Clarke shared together during Banksy’s formative years.

“Clarke takes us through his first encounters with Banksy, which took place in a hotel in New York in the 1990s, and candidly describes how his friendship with this young English artist developed. Along the way, readers will discover more about the ever-mysterious Banksy – what makes him tick, why he does what he does, and why he ultimately rejects fame in favour of anonymity, setting him apart from many other popular artists of our time. This extraordinary memoir follows Banksy’s development over these years and describes a variety of escapades he shared with the author as their friendship developed, from late-night excursions into London Zoo, the Glastonbury Festival and Millennium Eve in their home town of Bristol. – The book is a must for anyone interested in the mystery man behind the stencils”

Das Buch gibt es für 14,95 Euro im Buchladen um die Ecke oder online z.B. bei amazon oder aber in der Originalausgabe hier (zum Release momentan noch mit einem Rabatt von 20%).

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