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  • Artist Biography

    Banksy

    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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Barcode

2004
Screenprint, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 26.5 x 35.5 cm (10 3/8 x 13 7/8 in.)
S. 49.3 x 69.5 cm (19 3/8 x 27 3/8 in.)

Numbered 16/600 in pencil, an unsigned impression (there was also a signed edition of 150), published by Pictures on Walls, London, with the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity issued by Pest Control, framed

Estimate
£50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for £75,600

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 21 January 2021