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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, United Kingdom
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, 33 1/3 Gallery, Existencilism, 19 July - 18 August 2002

  • Artist Biography

    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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Smiley Copper H

spray paint and emulsion on cut out dry wall and wooden door
229 x 77 x 15.2 cm (90 1/8 x 30 3/8 x 6 in.)
Executed in 2002, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Pest Control.

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Banksy: Authentic Rebel

Taipei Exhibition 16 March - 24 March 2019