Hardly any artist has amassed so much myth, so many legends and gossip about himself, than UK graffiti artist Banksy. A new book will be released in November, Banksy: Myths & Legends, in which author and journalist Marc Leverton has collected myths, legends and stories about the artist, by talking to his surroundings, mostly in his hometown of Bristol. It took the author almost 3 years to get all the material onto paper.
“For me these stories illustrate the incredible audacity, originality and sheer bloody mindedness of Banksy. Obviously he will be best remembered for his art and exposing the hypocrisy and dumbness of our modern lives. The myths will be viewed as a distraction to some or part of the appeal for others. One thing is certain, the art and the myths are both larger than life and stick two fingers up at conformity. This book is a celebration of that anarchic, rebellious spirit.”
Look out for a release on Amazon, November 2011.