Banksy, ‘Welcome Mat’, 2020, Ephemera or Merchandise, Refugee Life Vest / Migrant Life Jacket, AYNAC Gallery
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Welcome Mat, 2020

Refugee Life Vest / Migrant Life Jacket
9 2/5 × 12 3/5 in
24 × 32 cm
Edition of 500
.
€2,599
Ships from Paris, FR
Shipping: €120 within Continental Europe, €190 rest of world
VAT included in price
Location
Paris
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This mat is hand stitched using the fabric from life vests abandoned on the beaches of the …

Medium
Condition
New
Signature
Sticker label, label on the back written Gross Domestic Product, the numbered of the artwork BANKSY™
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
2nd edition of 500 ex. (Numbered)
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.

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This mat is hand stitched using the fabric from life vests abandoned on the beaches of the Mediterranean. Customers are advised they no longer constitute a valid buoyancy aid - although shockingly many never did - they're cheap fakes sold by people smugglers and don't actually float.

To fabricate the mats …

Medium
Condition
New
Signature
Sticker label, label on the back written Gross Domestic Product, the numbered of the artwork BANKSY™
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
2nd edition of 500 ex. (Numbered)
Banksy
British
Follow

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

Welcome Mat, 2020

Refugee Life Vest / Migrant Life Jacket
9 2/5 × 12 3/5 in
24 × 32 cm
Edition of 500
.
€2,599
Ships from Paris, FR
Shipping: €120 within Continental Europe, €190 rest of world
VAT included in price
Location
Paris
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Locked
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