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  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    Christie's, London, 26 September 2018, lot 201
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    Banksy

    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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Toxic Mary

signed, stamped with the artist’s name, numbered and dated ‘BANKSY BANKSY 03 38/150’ lower right
screenprint on paper
69.7 x 49.9 cm (27 1/2 x 19 5/8 in.)
Executed in 2003, this work is number 38 from a signed edition of 150 (there was also an unsigned edition of 600) and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Pest Control.

Estimate
£30,000 - 50,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £40,320

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London Auction 13 July 2021