Banksy: You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat
Compiled by: Gary Shove and Patrick Potter
Publishers: Carpet Bombing Culture
Banksy has loads of stuff out there, so how do you keep up with his extensive output... try this publication out!
Ok, this is not an official Banksy book but he just doesn't have the time to compile one. What with his touring the globe and busy life style, we recon this publication is the next best thing to Banksy doing it himself. It is a well documented, vibrant hard back with nearly everything that Banksy has to offer to date.
Two quotes from the text:
"Graffiti is a form of guerilla warfare. It is a way of snatching power, territory and glory from a bigger better equipped enemy".
"Throughout Banksy was steadfast in pointing out that this 'Cool Britannia' thing was all shit. He was the little boy who said that the emperor isn't wearing any cloths. His campaign was massive and sustained like a well planned military action. He seemed to be everywhere you looked".
In our opinion this book is a good sturdy no bull account of Banksy, then and now! Ace text and clear images and we really like the overall presentation. Believe us, we have seen a lot of Banksy titles in the past and we defo think this is the one to have.
Ok, we'll let the man himself have the last word:
"Graffiti doesn't always spoil buildings. In fact, it's the only way to improve a lot of them. In the space of a few hours with a couple of hundred cans of paint, I'm hoping we can transform a dark, forgotten filth pit into an oasis of beautiful art - in a dark, forgotten filth pit".
Inside we venture...
Go see it for yourself on the LOgO