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Banksy

Walled Off Hotel Postcard, 2017

Lithograph printed postcard
9 3/10 × 10 3/5 in
23.5 × 27 cm
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bearing Bethlehem postal stamp verso; 23.5 x 27cm inc frame

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bearing Bethlehem postal stamp verso; 23.5 x 27cm inc frame

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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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bearing Bethlehem postal stamp verso; 23.5 x 27cm inc frame

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bearing Bethlehem postal stamp verso; 23.5 x 27cm inc frame

Please note this lot is subject to Artist Resale Right, more information can be found at Tate Ward Conditions of Sale.

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

Walled Off Hotel Postcard, 2017

Lithograph printed postcard
9 3/10 × 10 3/5 in
23.5 × 27 cm
Bidding closed
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