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  • Artist Bio

    Banksy

    British • 1974

    Anonymous street artist Banksy first turned to graffiti as a young, disillusioned adolescent. Inspired by the thriving graffiti community in his home city, Bristol, Banksy's works began appearing on trains and city streets in 1993, and by 2001 his signature, stenciled 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 comprehensible due to his unique ability to distill complex political and social statements into simple visual elements.  

    His graffiti, paintings, and screenprints use whimsy and humor to satirically critique war, capitalism, hypocrisy and greed. His anti-establishment wit has had an undeniable impact on today’s contemporary street culture. 

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Girl with Balloon

2004
Screenprint in colours, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 38.5 x 25 cm (15 1/8 x 9 7/8 in.)
S. 65.7 x 49.7 cm (25 7/8 x 19 5/8 in.)

Numbered 432/600 in pencil (from the unsigned edition, there was also a signed edition of 150), published by Pictures on Walls, London (with their blindstamp), with the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity issued by Pest Control, framed.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

sold for £40,000

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 25 January 2018