Banksy, ‘Heavy Weaponry (Silver)’, 2004, Artificial Gallery
Banksy, ‘Heavy Weaponry (Silver)’, 2004, Artificial Gallery
Banksy, ‘Heavy Weaponry (Silver)’, 2004, Artificial Gallery

Spraypaint on silver canvas, signed and dated by the artist verso, with Banksy stencil tag additionally to canvas overlap.

Signature: Signed in black pen verso

Image rights: ©

Authenticated by Pest Control Office (with accompanying COA)

About Banksy

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.

British, Bristol, United Kingdom