Banksy - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction Hong Kong Sunday, November 28, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    Bonhams, London, 10 December 2020, lot 216
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Artist Biography


    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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I Fought The Law

numbered '440/500' with publisher's blindstamp lower left
screenprint in colours on wove paper
image 66 x 66.1 cm. (25 7/8 x 26 in.)
sheet 69.7 x 69.7 cm. (27 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.)

Published by Pictures on Walls, London in 2004, this work is number 440 from an unsigned edition of 500 (there was also a signed edition of 150 and 8 artist's proofs), and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Pest Control.

HK$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$226,800

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2021