Banksy, ‘Save or delete (Greenpeace print)’, 2001-2002, DIGARD AUCTION
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Save or delete (Greenpeace print), 2001-2002

Offset printing and board of 8 stickers
16 1/2 × 23 1/5 in
42 × 59 cm
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DIGARD AUCTION

42 x 59 cm (for printing)

History: This piece was drawn from the work carried out by Banksy at the …

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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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History: This piece was drawn from the work carried out by Banksy at the request of Greenpeace for their campaign Save or delete denouncing the problems related to deforestation around the world

Please note: This lot is located at the Digard office in Paris, France.

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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.

Banksy

Save or delete (Greenpeace print), 2001-2002

Offset printing and board of 8 stickers
16 1/2 × 23 1/5 in
42 × 59 cm
Bidding closed
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