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Banksy (British, b.1974)
LOT ID: 76480
Sale Ends Today, 2005

Screenprint
22.5 х 30 in. (57.15 x 76.2 cm.)
Stamped, POW stamp on lower right face, Modern Multiples stamp on lower left, numbered in pencil on lower right face.
Edition 111/500
Foundry/Publisher POW/Modern Multiples
Lot description
Printed in Los Angeles for the 2006 L.A. Exhibit "Banksy, Barely Legal" with Banksy's POW stamp and Modern Multiples "Poodle" stamp.
Depicts supplicants to the Sale.

Executed in 2005, this iconic print questions the nature of consumerism in today's world, highlighting the inherent absurdity in our attitude towards it.

Banksy (b. 1974) is the most famous graffiti artist to have emerged from the British Street Art scene. Banksy’s art developed out of the Bristol underground street scene in the late 1980s. Early in his career, he was heavily influenced by the work of the French artist Blek le Rat and by the members of the anarcho-punk band Crass, who ran a graffiti stencil campaign on the London Tube system in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Working primarily with spray paint and stencils, Banksy has achieved popular acclaim for his graffiti works, which often employ satirical humor and highlight social and political inequalities. Aside from his reactionary street art, Banksy has created works for several charities, and frequently exhibits his art. He has consistently refused to reveal his true identity, and this refusal has added considerably to his cult appeal. In 2010, Banksy’s film “Exit Through the Gift Shop” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, and eventually was nominated for an Academy Award. Recently, he was included in the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art’s “Art in the Streets” group exhibit, alongside artists such as Futura 2000, Shepard Fairey, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Rammellzee. Banksy lives and works primarily in Bristol, England.
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