Banksy, ‘Album Cover Artwork Collection’, Julien's Auctions
Banksy, ‘Album Cover Artwork Collection’, Julien's Auctions

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A collection of 15 music albums featuring cover art designed by Banksy: Junichi Masuda, Pokémon (test pressing vinyl – Moon005) with hand embellished aerosol stencil of Banksy’s “Rage, The Flower Thrower,” numbered 61/100; Blur, Think Tank (sealed vinyl – 5099962484817); Dirty Funker, Future (vinyl – DF007); Talib Kweli and Madlib, Liberation (orange vinyl - BM 3160-1); Blak Twang, Trixstar (vinyl – MAGICT24); Blak Twang, Kik Off (vinyl – MAGICT23); Blak Twang, Kik Off (vinyl – MAGICLP5); Blak Twang, So Rotton (vinyl – MAGICT25); Blak Twang, Trixstar (sealed CD – MAGICD24); We Love You… So Love Us (CD – 724384931421); Blur, Out of Time (sealed CD – CDR 6606); Badmeaningood (vol. 1), Skitz (CD – UDRCD018); Badmeaningood (vol. 2), Roots Manuva (CD – UDRCD019); Badmeaningood (vol. 3), Peanut Butter Wolf (CD – UDRCD020); Badmeaningood (vol. 4), Scratch Perverts (CD – UDRCD021)

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