Manufacturers

Banksy, You are an Acceptable Level of Threat

Banksy, You are an Acceptable Level of Threat

"the single best collection of photography of Banksy’s street work that has ever been assembled for print"  

More details


£12.34

Availability: This product is no longer in stock

This is the new 2014 edition!

 

The publisher says this...

Banksy is the closest thing we have to Che Guevara. Except, as far as we know, he’s never flunked medical school, shot anyone or attempted to foment revolution in the Congo. You will find, gathered lovingly together, in this book – 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. Much to the chagrin of art schools everywhere, it is likely that Banksy will be the best remembered artist of post-millennial-depression Britain. His capacity to grab attention and deliver a message, often 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 need to read to be able to engage in pub table debates about the man and the legend.

When Banksy started out painting the political landscape was 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 responding to, looking at the issues his work was about.

Make no mistake; this is not a dull history book or dimwitted collection of mediocre fan snaps. This book is designed to ignite, provoke and inspire you – and is a work of art in itself. So hopefully when Palestine is a free state and school kids of the future wonder why Banksy went to Bethlehem, it will all be clear. Banksy goes to Bolivia to start a guerrilla uprising and gets shot to death? Could happen.

 

Active reckons Banksy is both seriously smart and very flawed so its not without "doubts" that we do books about his work not least because of his celebrity status and abuse of animals in his installations. But we'd be lying if we haven't been impressed and inspired by much of his work.

 

Cart  

No products

£0.00 Shipping
£0.00 Total

Cart Check out

New products

  • fire
  • Making abolitionist worlds
No government can give you freedom Sticker
No government can give you freedom. Sticker  
Read more
Making abolitionist worlds
Proposals for a World on Fire . ABOlition: a journal of insurgent...
Read more
Organizing for autonomy
History, Theory, and Strategy for Collective Liberation. by...
Read more
Street Art and Revolution.... a brief history.
A critical look at the role of graffiti, murals and the like in aiding...
Read more
Appel Call by Anonymous
This classic -Tiqqun - text was published in a similar style to this by...
Read more
La Bande a Bonnot.
Robberies and Getaways by Albert Meltzer and others. This booklet...
Read more
Remember Kronstadt. One Hundred Years On.
A new edition of two essays about the Kronstadt Uprising, the main one...
Read more
The Kronstadt Commune by Ida Mett
Still considered one of the best histories of the Russian revolutionary...
Read more
Queercore
How to Punk a Revolution – An Oral History. PM Press 2021
Read more
The Sea is Rising and So Are We
A Climate Justice Handbook by Cynthia Kaufman, PM Press 2021
Read more
Remembering the Armed Struggle
My Time with the Red Army Faction. by Margrit Schiller, PM Press 2021
Read more
When we are human
Notes from the Age of Pandemics. By John Zerzan,
Read more
Like a boy but not a boy
Navigating Life, Mental Health, and Parenthood Outside the Gender...
Read more
Lumpen Issue 8
Issue 8, a journal for poor and working class writers, 2021
Read more
Prison, poetry, martyrdom
Saida Menebhi and the Moroccan Years of Lead. See Red Press 2021
Read more

» All new products