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Banksy

BANKSY GRIN REAPER SIGNED & NUMBERED BY ARTIST, 2005

Screen Print on paper
16 9/10 × 28 in
43 × 71 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Arts Limited

This limited edition screen print by Banksy shows a grim reaper, with a comical twist. The reaper …

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Banksy
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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.

Banksy, ‘BANKSY GRIN REAPER SIGNED & NUMBERED BY ARTIST’, 2005, Arts Limited
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About the work
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This limited edition screen print by Banksy shows a grim reaper, with a comical twist. The reaper holds his traditional scythe, and his sitting, casually on the top of a clock. It is five minutes to midnight, presumably the reaper is awaiting for the clock to strike twelve, before enacting his grim duties! However, …

Medium
Print
Publisher
Banksy
Banksy
British
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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.

Banksy

BANKSY GRIN REAPER SIGNED & NUMBERED BY ARTIST, 2005

Screen Print on paper
16 9/10 × 28 in
43 × 71 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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