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Banksy, ‘Dismaland Bermusement Park Program and Mercury Magazine’, 2015, Rago/Wright
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Banksy

Dismaland Bermusement Park Program and Mercury Magazine, 2015

Two softcover publications
13 3/8 × 11 1/2 in
34 × 29.2 cm
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About the work
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Rago/Wright

Measurements are of Dismaland Bemusement Park Program

Measurements are of Dismaland Bemusement Park Program

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Other
Signature
Both unmarked
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, ‘Dismaland Bermusement Park Program and Mercury Magazine’, 2015, Rago/Wright
Banksy, ‘Dismaland Bermusement Park Program and Mercury Magazine’, 2015, Rago/Wright
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About the work
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Measurements are of Dismaland Bemusement Park Program

Measurements are of Dismaland Bemusement Park Program

Medium
Other
Signature
Both unmarked
Banksy
British
Follow

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

Dismaland Bermusement Park Program and Mercury Magazine, 2015

Two softcover publications
13 3/8 × 11 1/2 in
34 × 29.2 cm
Bidding closed
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