Soup Can (Original)

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    Banksy

    British • 1975 - N/A

    Anonymous street artist Banksy first turned to graffiti as a miserable fourteen year old disillusioned with school. Inspired by the thriving graffiti community in his home city, Bristol, Banksy's works began appearing on trains and walls in 1993, and by 2001 his blocky, spray-painted works had cropped up all over the United Kingdom. Typically crafting his images with spray paint and cardboard stencils, Banksy is able to achieve a meticulous level of detail. His aesthetic is clean and instantly readable due to his knack for reducing complex political and social statements to simple visual elements.



    His graffiti, paintings and screenprints use whimsy and humour to satirically critique war, capitalism, hypocrisy and greed — with not even the Royal family safe from his anti-establishment wit.

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Banksy

Soup Can (Original)

2005
Screenprint in colours, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 25.5 x 15 cm (10 x 5 7/8 in.)
S. 50 x 35 cm (19 5/8 x 13 3/4 in.)

Signed, dated and numbered 'AP 5/10' in pencil (an artist's proof, the edition was 50 signed and 250 unsigned impressions), published by Pictures on Walls, London (with their blindstamp), with the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity issued by Pest Control, framed.

Estimate
£5,000 - 7,000 

sold for £16,250

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London Auction 19 January 2017