Banksy, ‘In the darkest hour there may be light’, 2006, Christie's
Banksy, ‘In the darkest hour there may be light’, 2006, Christie's
Banksy, ‘In the darkest hour there may be light’, 2006, Christie's
Banksy, ‘In the darkest hour there may be light’, 2006, Christie's

Each signed in pencil or ink, copy number 13/50, co-published by The Serpentine Gallery & Other Criteria, London, the full sheets, in very good condition, loose in paper wrappers (as published), within the original cloth-covered box, with a digital photographic print on the front (portfolio)
480 x 340 mm. (overall)

Please note that the Banksy in this lot is offered with the Certificate of Authenticity from Pest Control.

From the Catalogue:
In the darkest hour there may be light includes Banksy's digital pigment print Napalm (Can't beat the Feeling) and Damien Hirst's screenprint with glaze Blue Butterfly.

The special edition of Napalm (Can’t beat the feeling) in black with a red ‘blood splatter’ was issued in the portfolio as a signed edition of fifty following the screenprinted version in black, grey and yellow.

The contributing artists to the portfolio were Banksy, Don Brown, Angela Bulloch, John Currin, Tracey Emin, Angus Fairhurst, Steven Gregory, Marcus Harvey, Damien Hirst, Rachel Howard, John Isaacs, Michael Joo, Jeff Koons, Jim Lambie, Sean Landers, Tim Lewis, Sarah Lucas, Nicholas Lumb, Tom Ormond, Laurence Owen, Richard Prince, Haim Steinbach and Gavin Turk.
—Courtesy of Christie's

Christie's Special Notice
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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

About Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst first came to public attention in London in 1988 when he conceived and curated "Freeze," an exhibition in a disused warehouse that showed his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths College. In the nearly quarter of a century since that pivotal show (which would come to define the Young British Artists), Hirst has become one of the most influential artists of his generation. His groundbreaking works include The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991), a shark in formaldehyde; Mother and Child Divided (1993) a four-part sculpture of a bisected cow and calf; and For the Love of God (2007), a human skull studded with 8,601 diamonds. In addition to his installations and sculptures, Hirst’s Spot paintings and Butterfly paintings have become universally recognized.

British, b. 1965, Bristol, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom

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