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Banksy

Morons (White & Gold), 2006

Silkscreen on paper
29 3/4 × 22 3/8 in
75.6 × 56.8 cm
Edition 39/150
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Julien's Auctions

Banksy's satirical critique of auctions, and the contemporary art market which fuels them, is …

Banksy's satirical critique of auctions, and the contemporary art market which fuels them, is blatantly inscribed across the fictitious work for sale. Banksy, who himself is unabashedly a part of this market, presents an image of an auction sales room that delights in the senseless consumption of art. The print …

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Signed and dated lower right.
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, ‘Morons (White & Gold)’, 2006, Julien's Auctions
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About the work
Exhibition history
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JA
Julien's Auctions

Banksy's satirical critique of auctions, and the contemporary art market which fuels them, is …

Banksy's satirical critique of auctions, and the contemporary art market which fuels them, is blatantly inscribed across the fictitious work for sale. Banksy, who himself is unabashedly a part of this market, presents an image of an auction sales room that delights in the senseless consumption of art. The print …

Medium
Sculpture
Signature
Signed and dated lower right.
Banksy
British
Follow

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

Morons (White & Gold), 2006

Silkscreen on paper
29 3/4 × 22 3/8 in
75.6 × 56.8 cm
Edition 39/150
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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