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Urban & Contemporary: Spring - Reem Gallery
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The mat is hand-stitched using the fabric from life vests abandoned on the Mediterranean beaches. The mats were designed by the world-renowned artist, Banksy and fabricated in Greek refugee camps.

All mats have a Gross Domestic Product official label attached (so you know it’s genuine) but the mat is not eligible for …

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Stamped by artist's estate, All mats have a GDP official label attached (so you know it’s genuine) but the mat is not eligible for a …
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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

Welcome Mat, 2020

Hand-stitched fabric from life vests abandoned on the Mediterranean beaches
24 × 32 × 2 in
61 × 81.3 × 5.1 cm
Edition of 1000
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£3,000
Ships from Camberley, GB
Shipping: £50 domestic, £300 rest of world
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Camberley
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The mat is hand-stitched using the fabric from life vests abandoned on the Mediterranean beaches. …

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate, All mats have a GDP official label attached (so you know it’s genuine) but the mat is not eligible for a …
Certificate of authenticity
Included (one issued by gallery; one issued by authorized authenticating body)
Frame
Not included
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 (3)
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