There's more to Banksy than the painting on the wall- the first in-depth investigation into the mysteries of the world's most famous living artist. Banksy is the world's most famous living artist, yet no one knows who he is. For more than twenty years, his wryly political and darkly humorous spray paintings have appeared mysteriously on urban walls around the globe, generating headlines and controversy. Art critics disdain him, but the public (and the art market) love him. With this generously illustrated book, artist and critic Carol Diehl is the first author to probe the depths of the Banksy mystery. Through her exploration of his paintings, installations, writings, and Academy Award-nominated film, Exit through the Gift Shop, Diehl proves unequivocally that there's more to Banksy than the painting on the wall.

Contents: Introduction 1
1 Banksy: Completed 15
2 Banksy in Folkestone 39
3 The Case for Graffiti 57
4 Banksy and "Real Art," Part I 65
5 Banksy and "Real Art," Part II 77
6 Banksy and the Art Market 101
7 Dismaland 117
8 Banksy in Bethlehem 155
Conclusion 185
Acknowledgments 195
References 197