A Visual Protest
► Banksy is a world-famous street artist whose real name and identity remains a secret. He is a subversive activist who flouts authority and takes a wicked dig at the commodification of art, yet collectors are ironically willing to pay exorbitant prices to own his work. Banksy’s art is often political, but it is also infused with human warmth and humour. This book contextualizes Banksy’s art against the backdrop of art history and theory. It has not been authorized by the artist.