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  • Artist Biography


    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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Festival (Destroy Capitalism), from Barely Legal

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.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £60,000

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 23 January 2020