Banksy - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 14, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection

  • 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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Heavy Weaponry

2003
spray paint on canvas
25.5 x 30.5 x 4 cm (10 x 12 x 1 5/8 in.)
Tagged on the right overlap. Signed 'Banksy' on the reverse. This work is from an un-numbered series. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Pest Control.

Estimate
£30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for £37,500

Contact Specialist
Henry Highley
Head of Sale
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+ 44 20 7318 4061

Contemporary Art Day Sale

London 15 October 2015 2pm