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Banksy

Rat Stencil , 2002

Diecut stencil
12 × 9 in
30.5 × 22.9 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
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Banksy, the elusive British street artist famous for his simple stencil designs that convey …

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Banksy, the elusive British street artist famous for his simple stencil designs that convey powerful political messages, has long used rats as a means of social commentary. Drawing inspiration from French graffiti artist Blek le Rat, Banksy began his career stenciling rats across the streets of England with phrases …

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Banksy created this Rat stencil as an magazine insert very early in his art career in 2002. Rats …

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Banksy created this Rat stencil as an magazine insert very early in his art career in 2002. Rats are central characters in Banksy's oeuvre and here he give this rat plenty of attitude with a cigarette hanging from its mouth and a shovel in hand. He wrote the following in his book Wall and Piece:

“On Painting Rats, …

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Frame
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Publisher
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Banksy
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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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About the work

Banksy, the elusive British street artist famous for his simple stencil designs that convey …

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Banksy, the elusive British street artist famous for his simple stencil designs that convey powerful political messages, has long used rats as a means of social commentary. Drawing inspiration from French graffiti artist Blek le Rat, Banksy began his career stenciling rats across the streets of England with phrases …

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EHC Fine Art
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Banksy created this Rat stencil as an magazine insert very early in his art career in 2002. Rats …

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Banksy created this Rat stencil as an magazine insert very early in his art career in 2002. Rats are central characters in Banksy's oeuvre and here he give this rat plenty of attitude with a cigarette hanging from its mouth and a shovel in hand. He wrote the following in his book Wall and Piece:

“On Painting Rats, …

Read more
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Included
Publisher
Bizzare
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

Rat Stencil , 2002

Diecut stencil
12 × 9 in
30.5 × 22.9 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
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