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Banksy Graffitied Walls and Wasn’t Sorry is a cleverly illustrated book that introduces children to the elusive artist

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Banksy Graffitied Walls and I wasn’t sorry introduces some of the youngest readers to the life and work of the anonymous street artist. The 48-page book is cleverly written as a clear autobiography, describing both Banksy’s aesthetic sensibilities and his decades-long career, including references to Gloomy, his “Better outside than insideResident in New York, Signature ratsand the subversive, overtly political messages of his plays and antics. The largely black-and-white drawings, illustrated in Fausto Gilberti’s whimsical style, are playful and humorous and contextualize Banky’s profound impact and his mysterious, unapologetic reputation in a child-friendly way.

Published by Phaedo, Banksy Graffitied Walls and I wasn’t sorry is Gilbertis fourth in a series that explores the legacies of some of the world’s most famous artists, including Yayoi Kusama, Jackson Pollock, and Yves Klein. Buy the complete collection Bookstore. (above Kottke)

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