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  • Provenance

    Black Rat Gallery, London
    Acquired from the above 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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Happy Choppers

2004
spray paint on canvas
40 x 29 3/4 in. (101.6 x 75.6 cm.)
Signed "BANKSY" along the overlap.
This work is unique.
This work has been authenticated by Pest Control and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

Estimate
$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for $185,000

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 12 November 2013 11AM