British Artist Known As Banksy Creates Illegal Street Paintings With Superhero Daring And Political Conviction But His Most Impressive Feat Is His Anonymity, Which Is Zealously Protected By His Cultish Followers And Ace Organization, Pest Control Ellsworth Jones Had No Intention Of Revealing Banksys Identity When He Sought An Interview With The Artist, But He Was Refused So Be It Secrecy Feeds The Flame Of This Thought Provoking, Irony Steeped, ✓ read æ Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall by Will Ellsworth Jones ✓ Unauthorized Investigation Into How A Regular Guy From Bristol Elevated Graffiti To A Fine Art Only To Find Himself Trapped In The Paradox Of Becoming A Commercially Successful, Anticapitalist Guerrilla Artist While He Gamely Searches For Extant Street Paintings, Ellsworth Jones Chronicles Ludicrous Battles Over Wall Removal, The Tagging Of Banksys Work By Rival Street Artists, Pop Up Exhibits, And The Lengths To Whichfans Go To Purchase Banksy Prints Formerly Chief Reporter For The Sunday Times Of London, Ellsworth Jones Redresses His Lack Of An Art Historians Fully Dimensional Perspective By Candidly Sharing His Learn On The Go Adventures And Discoveries In A Thoroughly Ensnaring, Eye Popping Account Of The Paradigm Shifting Innovations Of A Bold And Brilliant Masked Artist Donna SeamanProvides An Intriguing Account Of The Making Of The Acclaimed Banksy Film Exit Through The Gift Shop And Efforts By Banksy And His Team To Control And Shape The Mythology Around Him Mr Ellsworth Joness Book Is At Its Most Fascinating In Tracing Banksys Evolution From Outsider, Spraying Walls In Bristol Like Dozens Of Other Young Graffiti Practitioners, To International Artist With Work That Commands Hundreds Of Thousands Of Pounds In The Auction Houses Of Britain And America He Is Adept At Examining Some Of The Existential Dilemmas This Success Created For Banksy Dilemmas Shared By Many Outsider And Counterculture Artists, Who Suddenly Find Their Work Embraced By The Very Mainstream Theyd Once Scorned Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times A Thought Provoking, Irony Steeped, Unauthorized Investigation Into How A Regular Guy From Bristol Elevated Graffiti To A Fine Art Only To Find Himself Trapped In The Paradox Of Becoming A Commercially Successful, Anticapitalist Guerrilla Artist A Thoroughly Ensnaring, Eye Popping Account Of The Paradigm Shifting Innovations Of A Bold And Brilliant Masked Artist BooklistA Fluent, Enjoyable Discussion Of An Important Contemporary Cultural Phenomenon This Book Will Appeal Especially To Readers Who Are Fans Of Banksys World And Is An Essential Title For Devotees Of Pop Culture And Outsider Art Ellsworth Jones Does A Superb Job Library JournalWhether A Banksy Follower Or Not, A Reader Will Find This Excellent Contemporary Art Story Speaks Volumes About Celebrity Publishers WeeklyEntertaining Kirkus ReviewsA Fascinating Portrait That Elicits Admiration For A Man Who, Despite His Increasingly Unconvincing Efforts To Retain Some Shreds Of His Vandal Status, Has Had An Undeniable Impact On ArtThe Times UK A Credible And Intelligent Portrait Of A Unique Artist, Reluctant Capitalist, And Control FreakThe Independent UK An Accomplished Investigative Reporter, Ellsworth Jones Casts A Detailed And Enthusiastic Eye Over All Aspects Of Banksys Career London Evening StandardEllsworth Jones Writes Perceptively About The Ethical Dilemmas Created By Banksys Marketing Techniques, Yet Still Communicates The Excitement Of A Treasure Hunt For Traces Of His Work In The Scruffier Purlieus Of LondonThe Observer UK What Makes This Book Intriguing Is A Relentless Following Of The Money, And The Exploration Of The Tortured Interface Between Art And CommerceThe Guardian UK A Fascinating History Of A Wholly Likeable Art PhenomenonThe Sunday Times UK



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