Love is in the Air

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  • Artist Bio


    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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Love is in the Air

Screenprint in colours, on wove paper, with full margins,
I. 46.7 x 67 cm (18 3/8 x 26 3/8 in.)
S. 49.1 x 69.4 cm (19 3/8 x 27 3/8 in.)

numbered 58/500 in pencil (an unsigned impression, with artist's copyright stamp lower right), published by Pictures on Walls, London, with the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity, framed.

£3,000 - 5,000 

sold for £10,000

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Robert Kennan
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+44 207 318 4075

Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 22 January 2015 2pm & 6pm