Technique: Print with unique painted concrete base hand-painted by local artists. Housed in a custom made white box frame as intended by the artist
Classification: Open Edition
Size: 30 x 30 cm, 11.9 x 11.9 in
Markings: Not signed or numbered
Condition: Pristine, as issued; minor scratch on the top of the frame, but otherwise in excellent condition. Each one is hand-made by local artists in Bethlehem, and unique in nature. Any imperfections are inherent in the production of the work.
Provenance/Documentation: Sold with the Walled Off Hotel receipt
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Banksy’s career—filled with art world pranks and political activism—has produced a variety of posters showcasing the street artist’s wry sense of humour. Commissioned by Greenpeace to protest global deforestation, Banksy’s early poster Save or Delete (2002) features blindfolded characters from Disney’s The Jungle Book standing amidst a devastated landscape. In 2005, Banksy pranked The Museum of Modern Art by secretly installing a painting of a Tesco Value soup can (a spoof on Andy Warhol’s famous silkscreens of Campbell’s Soup Cans) in one of its galleries—a hoax that went unnoticed by the museum’s staff for six days and inspired a series of Tesco Value soup can posters years later. Collectible Banksy posters also include promotional prints for his exhibition “Barely Legal” in 2006, his takeover of the Bristol Museum in 2009, the release of his film Exit Through the Gift Shop in 2010, and his dystopian artist playground Dismaland in 2015.
For the purpose of transparency, please see below our condition definitions used to describe each artwork on our store:
Mint, as issued
A print that is sold in the same condition as issued by the publisher. It has never been framed and has no apparent condition issues.
New, as issued
A sculpture that is sold in the same condition as issued by the publisher. It has not been displayed and has no apparent condition issues that were not inherent in the production or manufacture of the work.
An artwork that is sold with no apparent condition issues.
An artwork that is sold with one or a very small number of very minor or inconspicuous imperfections. Please refer to the individual artwork listing for additional information.
An artwork that is sold with one or more minor condition issue. Please refer to the individual artwork listing for additional information.
An artwork that is sold with one or more condition issues that are not minor in nature. The price of the artwork has been adjusted to reflect the condition. Please refer to the individual artwork listing for additional information.
An artwork that is sold with one or more condition issue that is significant in nature. The price of the artwork has been adjusted to reflect the condition. Please refer to the individual artwork listing for additional information.
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