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  • Provenance

    Christie's, New York, 4 March 2020, lot 188
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    Banksy

    British • 1974

    Anonymous street artist Banksy first turned to graffiti as a disillusioned youth. 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 across the United Kingdom. Typically crafting his images with spray paint and cardboard stencils, Banksy is able to achieve a meticulous level of detail. His clean and immediately comprehensible aesthetic is a result of his unique ability to distill complex political and social statements into simple visual elements.  

    Through whimsy and humor, his graffiti works, paintings, and screenprints 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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Toxic Mary

signed and dated 'BANKSY 04' lower right; numbered '127/150' with publisher's blindstamp lower left
screenprint in colours on wove paper
69.5 x 50 cm. (27 3/8 x 19 5/8 in.)
Published by Pictures on Walls, London in 2004, this work is number 127 from a signed edition of 150 (there was also an unsigned edition of 600), and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Pest Control.

Estimate
HK$280,000 - 380,000 
€29,600-40,200
$35,900-48,700

Sold for HK$529,200

Contact Specialist

Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale
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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 7 June 2021