Banksy, ‘Petrol Bomb’, 2011, Lougher Contemporary

Banksy created this print in 2011, depicting a Tesco Value petrol bomb in the wake of riots in the city. The Stoke Croft riots took place after a Tesco Express store opened in the face of anti-capitalist protests from local residents supporting local trade. Proceeds of the sale of this print went to local charities, including the People's Republic of Stokes Croft (PRSC).

This is a rare mint version of the original offset poster. It is sold unframed. Please contact the gallery with any questions.

Signature: Signed in plate on lower right

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