Spray paint cans to coat walls, works that self-destruct and others that don't cost much money, unusual theme parks: that is all it takes to recognise Banksy, but no one really knows who he is. Fausto Gilberti’s new book, dedicated to the street artist with a hidden identity, is full of question marks: Banksy is hiding somewhere, and we have a lot of fun chasing his grafti all over the world. And we can't forget the day he put sharks in a lake in a London park, or when there were no walls around and he painted on the cows in a field. And what about the time he walked into the Louvre and hung a painting without asking permission?
After his books dedicated to Piero Manzoni, Yves Klein, Jackson Pollock, Marcel Duchamp, Lucio Fontana and Yayoi Kusama, Fausto Gilberti's series in which he recounts the works of the great figures in contemporary art with a clever and fun twist expands to include Banksy.
Fausto Gilberti is a painter, illustrator and author of children's books. He has to his credit about one hundred personal and collective exhibitions in Italy and abroad, and has published many illustrated books in recent years, almost all of them published by Corraini. Among the most recent are The circus of the dwarf and the bearded lady (2018) and Yayoi Kusama (2019). He lives and works in Brescia.