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Banksy

Love Rat, 2004

Screen Print
50 × 35 in
127 × 88.9 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Rumson
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Kings Wood Art
Rumson
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Along with the Gangsta Rat, this is the most desirable of the rat images produced​.

Along with the Gangsta Rat, this is the most desirable of the rat images produced​.

Condition
Mint
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, not signed
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.

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Along with the Gangsta Rat, this is the most desirable of the rat images produced​.

Along with the Gangsta Rat, this is the most desirable of the rat images produced​.

Condition
Mint
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, not signed
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

Love Rat, 2004

Screen Print
50 × 35 in
127 × 88.9 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Rumson
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