Banksy, ‘Ephemera Collection’, Forum Auctions

1) A 'Di-Faced Tenner' Note
2) A 'Pictures of Walls' Book
3) An 'Existencilism' Book
4) A 'Banging Your Head Against A Brick Wall' Book
5) A 'Cut It Out' Book
6) A Crude Oils' Kate Moss Postcard
7) A 'Graffiti artists must report to reception...' Sticker
8) A 'Americans Working Overhead' Sticker
9) A 'Authorised Graffiti Area' Sticker
10) 2 folded 'Forgive us our trespassing' / 'Exit through the gift shop' double sided posters
11) A unfolded 'Save or Delete' Greenpeace poster set, including poster, sticker sheet & stencil
12) A 'Neighbourhood Watch' Sticker

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About Banksy

Whether plastering cities with his trademark parachuting rat, painting imagined openings in the West Bank barrier in Israel, or stenciling “We’re bored of fish” above a penguins’ zoo enclosure, Banksy creates street art with an irreverent wit and an international reputation that precedes his anonymous identity. “TV has made going to the theatre seem pointless, photography has pretty much killed painting,” he says, “but graffiti has remained gloriously unspoilt by progress.” Banksy has gained his notoriety through a range of urban interventions, from modifying street signs and printing his own currency to illegally hanging his own works in institutions such as the Louvre and the Museum of Modern Art. Most often using spray paint and stencils, Banksy has crafted a signature, immediately identifiable graphic style—and a recurring cast of cops, soldiers, children, and celebrities—through which he critically examines contemporary issues of consumerism, political authority, terrorism, and the status of art and its display.

British, Bristol, United Kingdom