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Banksy

Rat Stencil (extra framed reverse stencil included), 2002

Diecut stencil
12 × 9 in
30.5 × 22.9 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
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Banksy created this Rat stencil as a magazine insert early in his art career in 2002. Rats are …

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Banksy created this Rat stencil as a magazine insert early in his art career in 2002. Rats are central characters in Banksy's oeuvre and here he gives 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, and …

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Publisher
Bizzare
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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Banksy created this Rat stencil as a magazine insert early in his art career in 2002. Rats are …

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Banksy created this Rat stencil as a magazine insert early in his art career in 2002. Rats are central characters in Banksy's oeuvre and here he gives 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, and …

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Publisher
Bizzare
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

Rat Stencil (extra framed reverse stencil included), 2002

Diecut stencil
12 × 9 in
30.5 × 22.9 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
Bidding closed
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