Monday, April 26, 2010


Banksy is perhaps the most famous current graffiti artist. While his real name is still the subject of much debate, Banksy is known throughout the world as a graffiti artist who specializes in satirical political and societal commentary. His art is a combination of stenciling, spray paint and fine brush painting. Known for infiltrating art museums and creating huge displays in prominent places in major cities, Banksy recently came out of anonymity long enough to collaborate with and put on a show in the Bristol Museum of Art. This art show was billed as "Banksy versus Bristol Museum" and has been exceedingly popular in Great Britain.

Here in the SCC Library we are lucky enough to have a copy of his book 'Wall and Piece'.

Included in this book amongst many other series of work is the Graffiti he has made on the Segregation Wall in Palestine. One of these colourful images of hope can be seen below.