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Banksy

The Alternativity, poster, 2017

Offset lithograph on smooth wove paper
13 × 19 1/4 in
33 × 48.9 cm
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Banksy X The Walled Off Hotel

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Mild rolling creases; mild handling creases. Print …

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Banksy X The Walled Off Hotel

Condition Report:
Mild rolling creases; mild handling creases. Print is rolled. Unframed.

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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.

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Banksy X The Walled Off Hotel

Condition Report:
Mild rolling creases; mild handling creases. Print …

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Banksy X The Walled Off Hotel

Condition Report:
Mild rolling creases; mild handling creases. Print is rolled. Unframed.

Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Banksy
British
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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

The Alternativity, poster, 2017

Offset lithograph on smooth wove paper
13 × 19 1/4 in
33 × 48.9 cm
Bidding closed
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