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  • Provenance

    A gift from the artist to the present owner in 2005

  • 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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Bird with Grenade

spray paint and acrylic on canvas
30.3 x 30.4 cm (11 7/8 x 11 7/8 in.)
Painted in 2005, this work is unique in this format and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Pest Control.

£50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for £327,600

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Tamila Kerimova
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 16 April 2021