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Banksy

Heavy Weaponry - Canvas , 2004

Spray paint on canvas
12 × 15 7/10 in
30.5 × 40 cm
Edition of 25
This is an editioned multiple.
On hold
location
LONDON
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EXTRAORDINARY OBJECTS
LONDON
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"Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you …

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"Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don't come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they're having a piss." - Banksy

Condition
Excellent Condition
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Hand-signed by artist, Stenciled with the artist’s name on the right overturn; signed and dated 04 on the reverse
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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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"Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you …

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"Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don't come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they're having a piss." - Banksy

Condition
Excellent Condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Stenciled with the artist’s name on the right overturn; signed and dated 04 on the reverse
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Image rights
POW
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

Heavy Weaponry - Canvas , 2004

Spray paint on canvas
12 × 15 7/10 in
30.5 × 40 cm
Edition of 25
This is an editioned multiple.
On hold
location
LONDON
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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