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  • Artist Biography

    Banksy

    British • 1974

    Anonymous street artist Banksy first turned to graffiti as a young, disillusioned adolescent. 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 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 comprehensible due to his unique ability to distill complex political and social statements into simple visual elements.  

    His graffiti, paintings, and screenprints use whimsy and humor to 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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Ж69

Festival (Destroy Capitalism), from Barely Legal

2006
Screenprint in colours, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 47 x 66 cm (18 1/2 x 26 in.)
S. 57.8 x 76.8 cm (22 3/4 x 30 1/4 in.)

Signed, dated and numbered '3/6 P/P' in pencil (a printers proof, there was a signed edition of 150, an unsigned edition of 500, and 17 artist's proofs), co-published by Pictures on Walls, London and Modern Multiples Fine Art Editions, Los Angeles (with their blindstamps), for the exhibition Barely Legal, with the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity issued by Pest Control, framed.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £60,000

Contact Specialist
Rebecca Tooby-Desmond
Specialist, Head of Sale, Editions, Associate Director
London
+44 207 318 4079

Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 23 January 2020