Banksy, ‘"Riot Cop Drawing and two handwritten Banksy letters"’, 2003, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘"Riot Cop Drawing and two handwritten Banksy letters"’, 2003, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘"Riot Cop Drawing and two handwritten Banksy letters"’, 2003, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘"Riot Cop Drawing and two handwritten Banksy letters"’, 2003, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘"Riot Cop Drawing and two handwritten Banksy letters"’, 2003, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘"Riot Cop Drawing and two handwritten Banksy letters"’, 2003, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘"Riot Cop Drawing and two handwritten Banksy letters"’, 2003, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘"Riot Cop Drawing and two handwritten Banksy letters"’, 2003, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘"Riot Cop Drawing and two handwritten Banksy letters"’, 2003, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘"Riot Cop Drawing and two handwritten Banksy letters"’, 2003, MultiplesInc Projects

Riot Police drawing
Banksy 3 works - pencil on paper. Circa 2002/3
Rare drawing "Riot Police" and 2 handwritten Banksy letters with unique insight to the
artist’s way of marketing his own brand in the early days - pre Lazarides.
Provenance. Mr James Allen, Antwerp, Belgium.
Gary Clive Mitchell - Former owner of TomTom Gallery (later artrepublic). Banksy gift to the above.
He had a shop at the time called Punk Daisy.

Exhibited at the Vanina Holasek / Bankrobber London show in NYC Dec 2nd-29th 2007. Full page in the catalogue. Listed as "Tom Tom" Piece work 2004 (but 2002/3 is more likely).

The drawing shows a window display formulated for a Banksy show at TomTom Gallery in London (Banksys gallery
at the time), with ideas for the window graphics/paint/artwork incorporating "Fuck the Police" and Banksy as well as. An early example of his now iconic signature.
CND signs and a riot policeman or protester/vandal. Last photo is the original window display at TomTom Gallery.

One sheet of text is an artist biography written in a typical Banksy tongue-in-cheek, self-deprecating manner where
amongst other things he describes himself as "rapidly establishing a reputation as Britain´s least wanted artist.
He also adds in an addendum that he does not "condone vandalism or any other form of illegal activity" pre-emting
any admission of graffiti/illegal activity.
The show never materialised at TomTom but was to take another much larger form at the infamous "Turf War" show
in Dalston (East London) in 2003.
The given size is the framed size. Banksy drawings are impossible to get. Not to mention handwritten letters.

Signature: Signed in the drawing. Letters written in hand by Banksy.

Exhibited at vanina Holasek Gallery in NYC 2007. Full page in catalogue.

Provenance. Mr James Allen, Antwerp, Belgium.
Gary Clive Mitchell - Former owner of TomTom Gallery (later artrepublic). Banksy gift to the above.

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