Bacchus At The Seaside

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  • Provenance

    Pest Control Office
    Private Collection (acquired from the above)
    Private Collection (gifted from the above)
    Sotheby's, London, 7 March 2018, lot 54
    Private Collection, United Kingdom
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Banksy versus Bristol Museum, 13 June - 31 August 2009
    London, Lazinc, Banksy, Greatest Hits: 2002 - 2008, 12 July - 8 September 2018

  • Artist Bio

    Banksy

    British • 1975 - N/A

    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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Bacchus At The Seaside

vandalised oil painting mounted on panel, in artist's frame
230.5 x 206 cm (90 3/4 x 81 1/8 in.)
Executed in 2009, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Pest Control.

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Banksy: Who's Laughing Now?

Hong Kong Selling Exhibition 17 November - 7 December 2018