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  • Provenance

    Santa’s Grotto 2005, London
    Private Collection

  • 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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Do Not Punish Yourself

spray paint on wood
43.5 x 122 cm (17 1/8 x 48 in)
This work is unique and has been authenticated by Pest Control Office and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

£30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for £80,450

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Under the Influence

11 April 2013