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Banksy

Drill Rat, ca. 2003

Aerosol on reclaimed metal traffic sign
41 1/4 × 29 1/4 in
104.8 × 74.3 cm
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Framed: 49 1/2 x 37 1/2 in.; Sight: 41 1/4 x 29 1/4 in.

Executed on a "Diverted Traffic" …

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Framed: 49 1/2 x 37 1/2 in.; Sight: 41 1/4 x 29 1/4 in.

Executed on a "Diverted Traffic" street sign in London circa 2003

The original location of this work, on an unidentified concrete wall in London believed to be near the Lazarides studio, is the same location where Banksy executed a group of stenciled …

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Mixed Media
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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About the work
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Julien's Auctions

Framed: 49 1/2 x 37 1/2 in.; Sight: 41 1/4 x 29 1/4 in.

Executed on a "Diverted Traffic" …

Read more

Framed: 49 1/2 x 37 1/2 in.; Sight: 41 1/4 x 29 1/4 in.

Executed on a "Diverted Traffic" street sign in London circa 2003

The original location of this work, on an unidentified concrete wall in London believed to be near the Lazarides studio, is the same location where Banksy executed a group of stenciled …

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Medium
Mixed Media
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

Drill Rat, ca. 2003

Aerosol on reclaimed metal traffic sign
41 1/4 × 29 1/4 in
104.8 × 74.3 cm
Bidding closed
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