Banksy - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, October 14, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Art Republic, Brighton
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2004

  • 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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Ж131

Girl with Balloon

stamped with the publisher's blindstamp and numbered ‘85/600’ lower right
screen print on wove paper, with margins
65.7 x 50 cm (25 7/8 x 19 5/8 in.)
Executed in 2004, this work is number 85 from an edition of 600 and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Pest Control.

Estimate
£90,000 - 150,000 

Sold for £151,200

Contact Specialist

Tamila Kerimova
Specialist, Director, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art

+44 20 7318 4065
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 14 October 2021