Banksy, ‘"Bowler Hat Rats" aka "Lock Pick Rats"’, ca. 2004, MultiplesInc Projects
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"Bowler Hat Rats" aka "Lock Pick Rats", ca. 2004

Aerosol spray on fridge panel.
24 2/5 × 21 1/10 in
62 × 53.5 cm
.
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MultiplesInc Projects
New York City

Two ”Bowler Rats aka Sword Rats” on fridge door.
Aerosol spray via stencil.

The rats were sprayed by …

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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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Two ”Bowler Rats aka Sword Rats” on fridge door.
Aerosol spray via stencil.

The rats were sprayed by Banksy on his and his flat mate’s refrigerator doors when Banksy stayed in Brighton with his “dogs body” Harvey Haddock. Four rats were painted on two separate fridge doors. Later dismantled for exhibition. This is the …

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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

"Bowler Hat Rats" aka "Lock Pick Rats", ca. 2004

Aerosol spray on fridge panel.
24 2/5 × 21 1/10 in
62 × 53.5 cm
.
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Location
New York City
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