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numbered from the total edition of 750 in pencil, on wove paper, printed and published by Pictures on Walls, London, with margins, sheet 333 x 473mm (13 x 18 1/2in)

Please note, this lot also has a red Banksy tag on the lower right edge of sheet.

This work is authenticated by Pest Control Office and a certificate …

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Banksy
British

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.

Selected exhibitions
2020
Banksy: Catch Me If You CanHOFA Gallery (House of Fine Art)
BANKSY: UnmaskedTaglialatella Galleries
2013
Urban Art ClassicsMUCA
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Banksy
British

Golf Sale, 2004

Screenprint in black
13 1/10 × 18 3/5 in
33.3 × 47.3 cm
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numbered from the total edition of 750 in pencil, on wove paper, printed and published by Pictures …

Medium
Banksy
British

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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