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Toxic Mary portrays Virgin Mary, cloaked in drapery, feeding her infant son, Jesus Christ, in the style of a classic Renaissance painting. However, in this version, Virgin Mary is feeding her baby with a bottle marked with a skull and crossbones as if it was poison. Unlike Banksy’s usual clean style, paint drips are …

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Excellent condition. Framed
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Numbered from the Unsigned Edition of 600, Certificate of Authenticity from Pest Control., not signed
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Pictures on Walls
Banksy
British

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.

Selected exhibitions
2020
Banksy: Catch Me If You CanHOFA Gallery (House of Fine Art)
BANKSY: UnmaskedTaglialatella Galleries
2013
Urban Art ClassicsMUCA
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Banksy
British

Toxic Mary, 2003

Screenprint in colors on wove paper
19 7/10 × 13 4/5 in
50 × 35 cm
Edition of 600
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Toxic Mary portrays Virgin Mary, cloaked in drapery, feeding her infant son, Jesus Christ, in the …

Medium
Condition
Excellent condition. Framed
Signature
Numbered from the Unsigned Edition of 600, Certificate of Authenticity from Pest Control., not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Publisher
Pictures on Walls
Banksy
British

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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