Banksy: Completed is, of course, about Banksy the provocative street artist.
The book attempts, rather well I think, to explain how art critics view art differently from the public. And critics have almost unanimously hated Banksy from the start. It also investigates the nature of art itself. Can graffiti even be viewed as art?
Overall, I enjoyed reading about Banksy’s exploits, artwork and mindset from a different perspective. It taught me things that were not in Banksy’s documentary film. Plus, it made me think about some of the underlying themes in Banksy’s work well after I had finished the book. 4 stars for Banksy: Completed!
Thanks to MIT Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.