Up to date 2017 edition. The single best collection of photography of Banksy’s street work that has ever been assembled for print. If that isn’t enough there are some words too.
You Are An Acceptable Level of Threat covers his entire street art career, spanning the late ’90s right up to 2016.
This new edition includes his groundbreaking ‘Dismaland’ show, the Calais refugee crisis wake-up, in addition to new works from Gaza and Bristol. Also featuring the controversial ‘Cheltenham Spies’ along with ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’, ‘Art Buff’ and the spectacular ‘Mobile Lovers’ which appeared outside Bristol Boys Boxing Club.
240 pages of iconic imagery from Los Angeles to Lewisham (and in all places inbetween), including many images never before seen.
Much to the chagrin of art schools in all places, it is likely that Banksy would be the best remembered artist of post-millennial-depression Britain. His capacity to grab attention and deliver a message, frequently with a punch line or hidden layer of meaning would have landed him a great job in an advertising agency. Madison Avenue’s loss is our gain.
If you’ve never heard of Banksy, this book is all you’ll ever wish to read so as to engage in pub table debates about the man and the legend.
When Banksy started out painting the political landscape was once bleak. Fortunately now, it’s ten times worse. So as Banksy’s cheerfully aggressive political work grows ever more relevant we take a stab at presenting his art in the context of the era he was once responding to, looking at the issues his work was once about.
However, make no mistake; this isn’t a dull history book or dim-witted collection of mediocre fan snaps. This book is designed to ignite, provoke and inspire you – and is a work of art in itself.