Seven Years with Banksy is no-nonsense account of writer Robert Clarke’s friendship with the mysterious and publicity shy graffiti artist, Banksy.
The two men begin their friendship in the early 1990s after a meeting in New York, when Banksy was still unknown to the art world. We follow their friendship over a number of years both in America and the UK. 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 or for those who are curious about what makes one of the 21st-century’s most commercially successful icons chose to live his life away from the limelight.