Banksy, ‘Save or Delete - Manifesto for Greenpeace and paper with eight Stickers’, 2002, Bertolami Fine Arts
Banksy, ‘Save or Delete - Manifesto for Greenpeace and paper with eight Stickers’, 2002, Bertolami Fine Arts

Manifesto 59,5 x 42 cm, Paper 29,5 x 21 cm

Rare edition

Commissioned by Greenpeace for the 'Save or Delete campaign - A last chance to save the world's ancient forests'
Image taken from 'The Jungle Book', Walt Disney on background with deforestation photo
Bansksy realized the awareness campaign for Greenpeace to highlight the problems of global deforestation and to fight illegal timber trade. The prints were withdrawn after a dispute with Disney, that has injuncted Greenpeace from using cartoon characters for the advertising campaign, but some posters were already printed, posted and affixed on the streets of London. Some of the main characters of Disney's 'Jungle Book' are transposed on a photographic image of a real devastated forest

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