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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist.

  • Exhibited

    London, Cargo Nightclub, Banksy, 2001

  • Literature

    Banksy, Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall, London, 2001 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “If you want to survive as a graffiti writer when you go indoors I figured your only option is to carry on painting over things that don’t belong to you there either.”
    (The artist, quoted in Banksy, Wall and Piece, London, 2006, p. 161)

  • Artist Biography


    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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Vandalised oil # 001

Oil and spray enamel on found canvas in artist's frame.
61.5 x 71.5 cm. (24 1/4 x 28 1/8 in).
Signed with artist stenciled insignia 'BANKSY' lower right. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Pest Control.

£60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for £121,250

Contemporary Art Evening

12 Feb 2010