Banksy - Sale ends today
Original screen print in colours, 2017, on Arches wove paper, signed by the artist in pencil, with the Publishers blindstamp
Size: 575 x 765 mms (22 ¾” x 30” Inches)
Authenticity: This comes with a Pest Control certificate
Literature: MUDEC Museum Publication: “A Visual Protest - The art of Banksy” curated by Gianni Mercurio: Page 111
Note: This has a slightly religious feel to it as the women seem to be both mourning and worshiping the sale sign; mourning the last day of the sale, yet worshipping capitalism it all it’s glory. A classic Banksy! There are two prints off this title Banksy has made in 2007 and this later work in 2017. Both are very similar in their iconography. This, the latest of the two, shows 3 and not two figures to the right of the “Sale” sign.
Whether plastering cities with his trademark parachuting rat, painting imagined openings in the West Bank barrier in Israel, or stenciling “We’re bored of fish” above a penguins’ zoo enclosure, Banksy creates street art with an irreverent wit and an international reputation that precedes his anonymous identity. “TV has made going to the theatre seem pointless, photography has pretty much killed painting,” he says, “but graffiti has remained gloriously unspoilt by progress.” Banksy has gained his notoriety through a range of urban interventions, from modifying street signs and printing his own currency to illegally hanging his own works in institutions such as the Louvre and the Museum of Modern Art. Most often using spray paint and stencils, Banksy has crafted a signature, immediately identifiable graphic style—and a recurring cast of cops, soldiers, children, and celebrities—through which he critically examines contemporary issues of
Published by: Pictures on Walls, London