Seven Years with Banksy is an illuminating memoir of the world's most celebrated graffiti artist, offering an insight into his life and work through the experiences that he and the author Robert Clarke shared together during Banksy's formative years. Clarke takes us through his first encounters with Banksy, which took place in a hotel in New York in the 1990s, and candidly describes how his friendship with this young English artist developed. Along the way, readers will discover more about the ever-mysterious Banksy - what makes him tick, why he does what he does, and why he ultimately rejects fame in favour of anonymity, setting him apart from many other popular artists of our time. This is the perfect read for any Banksy or modern-art fan.
''the closest we'll ever get to a 'tell all' book...with previously unpublished material detailing the two friends' escapades in the 90s, it's brilliantly fly on the (graffiti) wall' -- Marie Claire
'Including exclusive and unpublished material from the author's personal archive, this illuminating memoir is sure to appeal to the legendary artist's legion of fans' -- Midlands What's On
'Clarke's frank, spare writing style successfully manages to demystify the elusive, modest artist. Insightful and entertaining with full glossy colour illustrations, this is the perfect read for admirers of street art' -- We Love This Book
'A peek into the formative years of the graffiti legend, as told by an insider' -- TNT
'Together they tramp through the mud at Glastonbury, go skateboarding in Manhattan, invade London Zoo under cover of dark' -- The Observer
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