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  • 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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Love Rat

2004
Screenprint in colours, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 35 x 29 cm (13 3/4 x 11 3/8 in.)
S. 49.9 x 39.8 cm (19 5/8 x 15 5/8 in.)

Numbered 103/600 in pencil (there was also an edition of 150 signed impressions), published by Pictures on Walls, London (with their blindstamp), with the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity issued by Pest Control, framed.

Estimate
£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £11,250

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London Auction 19 January 2017