Banksy - New Now London Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Simon Finch, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Banksy Wall and Piece, London, 2005, n.p. (another example illustrated)

  • 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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Queen Vic

signed, stamped with the artist's name and numbered 'BANKSY BANKSY 49/500' lower right
screenprint on paper
66.9 x 46.8 cm (26 3/8 x 18 3/8 in.)
Executed in 2003, this work is number 49 from an edition of 500 of which only the first 50 are signed and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Pest Control.

£30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for £32,760

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London Auction 13 July 2021