Banksy, ‘Weston Super Mare’, 2003, Print, Screenprint in colours, Forum Auctions
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Banksy

Weston Super Mare, 2003

Screenprint in colours
39 3/10 × 13 4/5 in
99.8 × 35 cm
Edition of 750
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numbered from the total edition of 750 in pencil, on wove paper, printed and published by Pictures …

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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.

Banksy, ‘Weston Super Mare’, 2003, Print, Screenprint in colours, Forum Auctions
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numbered from the total edition of 750 in pencil, on wove paper, printed and published by Pictures on Walls, London, with full margins, sheet 998 x 350mm (39 1/4 x 13 3/4in) (framed)
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Pest Control Office.

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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

Weston Super Mare, 2003

Screenprint in colours
39 3/10 × 13 4/5 in
99.8 × 35 cm
Edition of 750
Bidding closed
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