Official Banksy Books
Of the four official Banksy books released to date only Wall and Piece (2005) is still widely available. The other three A6 size pocket books (all published pre 2005) are out of print and only available on the second hand market (the good news is that most of their content appears in Wall and Piece).
Banksy - Wall and Piece book
Banksy - Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall book
Banksy - Existstencilism book
Banksy - Cut It Out book
Other Banksy Books
Outside of Banksy’s own authorised output there are a myriad of titles covering all angles ranging from in depth analysis of his work to colouring in books. Which one(s) to get? Here’s a round up of all that’s currently out there from the officially sanctioned to the downright dubious.
Finally one thing that’s really noticeable about Banksy books is that there hasn’t been a new official one for around fifteen years. This despite the fact that ‘Wall and Piece‘ was by far the biggest selling art book for some time after it’s release in 2005. I can’t be sure why this is. There’s a theory that its because so much of the work is reproduced in other books already. I don’t know how much that stands up – there was plenty of work in Wall and Piece that hadn’t been attributed to Banksy before it was published and I’d expect the same with a new volume. We can only hope something will turn up sooner or later.