BANKSY. Wall and Piece.
(London): Century, 2005. First edition. Hardcover issue with the rare dust jacket. Quarto. 207 pages. The elusive first printing of this fine monograph on the work of street artist, Banksy. Banksy is responsible for decorating the streets, walls, bridges and zoos of towns and cities throughout the world. Witty and subversive, his street art depicts monkeys with weapons of mass destruction, policemen with smiley faces, rats with drills and the iconic young girl with the heart-shaped balloon. His statements, incitements, ironies and epigrams are by turns intelligent and cheeky, with comments on everything from the monarchy and capitalism to the war in Iraq and farm animals. The volume is illustrated throughout with examples of his work over the previous ten years. This is a very near fine copy in illustrated boards with the rare dust jacket Jacket is a little ruffled at head of spine.