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  • Provenance

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

  • Artist Biography

    Banksy

    British • 1974

    Anonymous street artist Banksy first turned to graffiti as a disillusioned youth. Inspired by the thriving graffiti community in his home city, Bristol, Banksy's works began appearing on trains and city streets in 1993, and by 2001, his signature, stenciled works had cropped up across the United Kingdom. Typically crafting his images with spray paint and cardboard stencils, Banksy is able to achieve a meticulous level of detail. His clean and immediately comprehensible aesthetic is a result of his unique ability to distill complex political and social statements into simple visual elements.  

    Through whimsy and humor, his graffiti works, paintings, and screenprints satirically critique war, capitalism, hypocrisy and greed. His anti-establishment wit has had an undeniable impact on today’s contemporary street culture.

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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

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 14 October 2021