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A clever, quirky biography of a leading contemporary artist, for children
Banksy is a world-famous graffiti artist who secretly spray paints pictures on streets and walls while no one is watching! His works are often about politics, war, and other important things, but he also likes to paint rats. Rats scurry around and hide, often creating a bit of a stir, just like he does! Millions of people know his work but no one really knows who Bansky is — his true identity is a secret. Fausto Gilberti brings life, intrigue, and whimsy to the mysterious story of one of the most important contemporary artists of our time.
Fausto Gilberti is a painter and illustrator based in Brescia, Italy. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, and has been part of more than a hundred solo and group exhibitions, both in Italy and abroad. He wrote this artist biography book to make contemporary art approachable and enjoyable for his two children.
"A reverent, felicitous, and accessible introduction to one of the world’s most subversive artists." — Kirkus Review
"Brilliant." — My Baba