Banksy - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    artnet Auctions, 3 October 2019, lot 128986
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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Girl with Balloon

numbered 'A/P DN 67/600' lower right
screenprint on wove paper
65.5 x 49.9 cm (25 3/4 x 19 5/8 in.)
Executed in 2004, this work is number 67 from an edition of 600, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Pest Control.

£60,000 - 80,000 ‡♠

Sold for £214,200

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 21 October 2020