A personal and in-depth account of the enigmatic man behind the murals, written by a friend and fan An illuminating memoir of the world's most celebrated graffiti artist, this book offers insight into Banksy's life and work through the experiences that he and the author Robert Clarke shared together during Banksy's formative years. Clarke takes us through their first encounters, 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 favor of anonymity, setting him apart from many other popular artists. Revealing much about the origins of some of the artist's most striking ideas, as well as his subversive social attitudes, complex personality, and singular sense of humor, this is the perfect read for any Banksy or modern-art fan.
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Robert Clarke was born in Bristol and has spent a third of his life traveling the world working a variety of jobs from builder to bicycle courier.Review:
the closest we'll ever get to a 'tell all' book...with previously unpublished material detailing the two friends' escapades in the 90s, it's brilliantly fly on the (graffiti) wall Marie Claire Including exclusive and unpublished material from the author's personal archive, this illuminating memoir is sure to appeal to the legendary artist's legion of fans Midlands What's On Clarke's frank, spare writing style successfully manages to demystify the elusive, modest artist. Insightful and entertaining with full glossy colour illustrations, this is the perfect read for admirers of street art We Love This Book A peek into the formative years of the graffiti legend, as told by an insider TNT Together they tramp through the mud at Glastonbury, go skateboarding in Manhattan, invade London Zoo under cover of dark The Observer Lifts the lid on the humble beginnings of the Bristol-born tagger The Sun
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