Banksy - Under the Influence New York Thursday, September 20, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Santa's Ghetto, London

  • Exhibited

    London, Santa's Ghetto, Banksy, 2005

  • 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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You Can't Fool All of the People...

spray paint on wood
19 1/4 x 23 5/8 in. (48.9 x 60 cm)
This work is accompanied by a Pest Control certificate of authenticity.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $68,500

Under the Influence

20 September 2012
New York