Toxic Mary

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  • Condition Report

  • Provenance

    Helium Foundation, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Bio

    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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Property from a Private European Collection

Banksy

Toxic Mary

2004
Screenprint in colours, on wove paper, the full sheet.
S. 69.7 x 49.9 cm (27 1/2 x 19 5/8 in.)
Signed, dated and numbered 58/150 in pencil (there was also an unsigned edition of 600), published by Pictures on Walls, London (with their blindstamp), with the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity issued by Pest Control, framed.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 12 September 2019