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  • Provenance

    Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist in 2002)
    Sotheby's, London, February 11, 2010, lot 285
    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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55

Armoured Car

signed with the artist's stencil signature "Banksy" on the right turning edge
stencil spray paint and acrylic on canvas
23 5/8 x 23 5/8 in. (60 x 60 cm.)
Executed in 2002.

This work has been authenticated by Pest Control.

Estimate
$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $162,500

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New York Auction 28 February 2017