Banksy, ‘Tesco Value Petrol Bomb’, 2011, Roseberys

Note: immediately following the tesco riots in bristol 2011, banksy produced this commemorative souvenir poster made exclusively available at bristol's anarchist bookfair with the proceeds benefiting community organization, the people's republic of stokes croft

Condition Reports: Mounted in a metal frame. May or may nogt be stuck down as is unexamined out of the frame. In good condition.

Signature: Signed within the plate, unnumbered, edition of 2000

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