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The Resource A visual protest : the art of Banksy, edited by Gianni Mercurio

A visual protest : the art of Banksy, edited by Gianni Mercurio

Label
A visual protest : the art of Banksy
Title
A visual protest
Title remainder
the art of Banksy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gianni Mercurio
Contributor
Curator
Editor
Host institution
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ita
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Decades before he blew the lid off the high-stakes art world by shredding a work immediately following its purchase at an auction, Banksy was committing acts of artistic protest on the streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. We still don't know who Banksy is, but thanks to this book we have a greater sense of how he works. This book features approximately eighty works from the start of his street art career to today, most photographed in situ and presented in vibrant illustrations. This book guides readers through Banksy's artistic processes and explains his influences, such as the Situationism movement and the May 1968 uprising in Paris. It delves into key works such as Love Is in the Air, a stenciled graffiti that subverts the idea of violent protest; Flag, in which the iconic American photograph at Iwo Jima is altered to reflect a group of Harlem children atop a burnt-out car; and the slyly titled Turf War, in which Winston Churchill sports a grassy Mohawk. The book also pays tribute to Banksy's rats, a reviled symbol of urban decay that the artist reimagines as rappers, violin players, and painters. As Banksy continues to challenge the political, economic, and racial oppression that takes place every day in cities around the world, this book offers a timely appreciation of just how the artist has embedded himself into the psyche of the powerful as well as the voiceless--without ever revealing his own identity
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mercurio, Gianni
  • Banksy
  • Museo delle culture (Milan, Italy)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Banksy
  • Banksy
  • Politics in art
  • Graffiti
  • Street art
Label
A visual protest : the art of Banksy, edited by Gianni Mercurio
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • First published in Italian: 2018
  • Catalog of an exhibition held at the MUDEC, Milan, Italy, November 21, 2018-April 14, 2019
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9783791386065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1140120233
Label
A visual protest : the art of Banksy, edited by Gianni Mercurio
Publication
Note
  • First published in Italian: 2018
  • Catalog of an exhibition held at the MUDEC, Milan, Italy, November 21, 2018-April 14, 2019
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9783791386065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1140120233

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