This was purchased as a present for my freshman college son, who had seen it in the bookstore during visits. I should say that he does already have familiarity with Banksy's work. He loves it. It's well made, very sturdy, nice binding (hardcover bought). Had terrific pictures and graphics. Lot's of captioning, some longer writing about pieces, periods, etc. Very dense, perfect for browsing thru bits at a time. And it's a real conversation piece in the dorm, helping to strike up conversations with other people who are interested in Banksy, art, street culture, you name it. Plus, my son isn't normally too interested in visual art, but here he is appreciating the medium in a very subversive way - that sneaky Banksy!
A not political, but social related mural covers a wall in an old building, once a prison, at the top of a cliff in Bardiyah, in Libya. It was painted and signed by the artist in April 1942, weeks before his death on the first day of the First Battle of El Alamein. Known as the Bardia Mural, it was created by English artist, private John Frederick Brill.[14]

During the United Kingdom general election, 2017, Banksy offered voters a free print if they cast a ballot against the Conservative candidates standing in the Bristol North West, Bristol West, North Somerset, Thornbury, Kingswood and Filton constituencies.[195] According to a note posted on Banksy's website, an emailed photo of a completed ballot paper showing it marked for a candidate other than the Conservative candidate would result in the voter being mailed a limited edition piece of Banksy art. On 5 June 2017 the Avon and Somerset Constabulary announced it had opened an investigation into Banksy for the suspected corrupt practice of bribery,[196] and the following day Banksy withdrew the offer stating "I have been warned by the Electoral Commission that the free print offer will invalidate the election result. So I regret to announce that this ill-conceived and legally dubious promotion has now been cancelled."[197]

Mais même quand il a perdu sa couleur originale délicate il ne perd pas du tout ses capacités décoratives inégalées. En fait, sa patine vert-de-gris apparente sur de nombreuses statues impressionnantes, y compris la Statue de la Liberté qui est l’un des emblèmes des États-Unis, est hautement appréciée pour son attrait visuel authentique. Les bonnes nouvelles sont qu’un objet en cuivre peut être patiné même à domicile en utilisant une solution de vinaigre de cidre de pommes et sel de mer (3:1) pour se métamorphoser en une déco murale métal à effet vieilli.
The old town was formerly a fishing harbour which in 1301 was recorded to have 150 homesteads with 800 inhabitants. A mediaeval wooden lighthouse, known locally as a foïer, was built on a dune and lit by charcoal and faggots but this burned down several times. On one occasion at least it was as a result of the continuous conflict between the English and the French in the Hundred Years War. The chronicler Enguerrand de Monstrelet mentions that during 1414 the English garrison in Calais raided south and burned the town.[7] Eventually the lighthouse was replaced by a stone tower at the side of which a chapel was built in the 15th century, but this did not save it from further mishap. During the second siege of Montreuil in 1544, the English advanced from the south and burned 200 houses, the church and the mill as they passed through Berck. What was left of the place was then burned by the French on their way to relieve the siege.[8]
Une collection restreinte et inédite d’images d'art, choisie par Philip Plisson. Imprimé sur papier d’Art mat 305 gr de haute qualité, chaque tirage photo a fait l’objet d’un travail soigné de l’auteur, tiré à l’unité, vérifié et signé par le photographe, et vous sera livré avec un certificat d’authenticité, garantissant la stabilité des encres dans le temps.
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Heureusement, les possibilités esthétiques de déco murale métal cosy et chic à la fois sont loin d’être épuisées avec l’or. Explorons ensuite les objets en cuivre et laiton dont la beauté délicate est capable de facilement rehausser tout intérieur contemporain. À titre d’information, ces matières métalliques sont très recherchées en décoration d’intérieur ces derniers temps ce qui encourage plusieurs artistes talentueux de donner libre cours à leur imagination et de créer des objets design franchement géniaux.
This book has a smidgen of his history with just enough details to give us a view into Banksy's perspective and goals, but not enough to identify him. And that's fine with me; I love the mystery of who he might be. He gets to remain "everyman" or any man and speak truth to power on our behalf. This book is a wonderful introduction to his work if you haven't seen "Exit Through the Gift Shop" or heard of him. And, if you're a big fan, it's a delight!
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