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Banksy

Tesco Value Petrol Bomb, 2011

Offset lithograph printed in colours on thin wove
18 1/2 × 14 4/5 in
47 × 37.5 cm
Edition of 2000
This is part of a limited edition set.
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From the edition of 2000, the full sheet, 470 x 375mm (18 1/2 x 14 3/4in) (I)

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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, ‘Tesco Value Petrol Bomb’, 2011, Forum Auctions
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From the edition of 2000, the full sheet, 470 x 375mm (18 1/2 x 14 3/4in) (I)

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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

Tesco Value Petrol Bomb, 2011

Offset lithograph printed in colours on thin wove
18 1/2 × 14 4/5 in
47 × 37.5 cm
Edition of 2000
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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