The 3rd incendiary selection of stencils and graffiti from Banksy (after Banging Your Head opposed to a Brick wall and Existencilism), provided and sure in a convenient pocket sized top of the range layout. complete colour, and together with a few of so much famous/notorious works thus far, together with ‘exhibiting’ his paintings on the Tate Gallery in London. particularly fantastic.
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