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Banksy

BANKSY RAT "VERMIN AT WORK' HYPER RARE, 2004

Sticker, fasson backed
5 4/5 × 4 1/10 in
14.8 × 10.5 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
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Note: This work is accompanied by a Letter of Provenance from Laz Inc., certifying that it is …

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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.

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Note: This work is accompanied by a Letter of Provenance from Laz Inc., certifying that it is authentic Banksy ephemera from the personal archives of Steve Lazarides - Banksy's longtime former dealer.

This early (2004) Banksy sticker is one of the rarest and most desirable of the decals, with Fasson backing. It …

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
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 RAT "VERMIN AT WORK' HYPER RARE, 2004

Sticker, fasson backed
5 4/5 × 4 1/10 in
14.8 × 10.5 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
Sold
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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