Banksy, ‘Rat Radar Dirty Funker  (Brown, Grey, and White)’, 2008, Heritage Auctions
Banksy, ‘Rat Radar Dirty Funker  (Brown, Grey, and White)’, 2008, Heritage Auctions

Property from an Important British Urban Art Collection.

Condition Reports: Each sleeve has some wear and creases in the corners; grey sleeve has tear along upper edge. Each record appears to be unplayed; some dust on records.

Signature: Sticker affixed to sleeve reads "Dirty Funker Future / Limited Edition Sleeve by Banksy / (This sticker is removable)"

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

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