Banksy, ‘Barely Legal’, 2006, Julien's Auctions
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Banksy

Barely Legal, 2006

Offset lithograph on paper
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
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Promotional poster using an image Banksy created for his 'Barely Legal' exhibition in Los …

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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, ‘Barely Legal’, 2006, Julien's Auctions
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Promotional poster using an image Banksy created for his 'Barely Legal' exhibition in Los Angeles in 2006. The work uses an image of a pregnant Demi Moore from the August 1991 cover of Vanity Fair, except with the face replaced with a monkey smoking a cigarette, an image Banksy often uses to depict himself

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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

Barely Legal, 2006

Offset lithograph on paper
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
.
Bidding closed
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