Banksy - Evening & Day Editions New York Thursday, November 1, 2012 | Phillips

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  • 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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Gold Flag

Screenprint, on metallic coated paper, with full margins,
I. 18 1/2 x 26 3/8 in (47 x 67 cm);
S. 19 5/8 x 27 1/2 in (49.8 x 69.9 cm)

signed in black ink on the front, numbered 17/112 in black ink on the reverse, published by P.O.W. printmaking (with their blindstamp), with accompanying Certificate of Authenticity, minor scuffing, slight pressure marks in places along the margin, several abrasions in the margins (one touched-in at left), otherwise in good condition, framed.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $5,250

Evening & Day Editions

31 October & 1 November 2012
New York