Banksy is an England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director of unverified identity. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Banksy’s work grew out of the Bristol underground scene, which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. Observers have noted that his style is similar to Blek le Rat, who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris.
Banksy says that he was inspired by “3D”, a graffiti artist who later became a founding member of Massive Attack, an English musical group.
Banksy displays his art on publicly visible surfaces such as walls and self-built physical prop pieces.
Banksy does not sell photographs or reproductions of his street graffiti, but art auctioneers have been known to attempt to sell his street art on location and leave the problem of its removal in the hands of the winning bidder.
Banksy’s first film, “Exit Through the Gift Shop”, billed as “the world’s first street art disaster movie”, made its début at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The film was released in the UK on 5 March 2010. In January 2011, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary for the film. In 2014, he was awarded Person of the Year at the 2014 Webby Awards.
Here at Turner Barnes Gallery, we are able to source signed & unsigned limited edition prints, rare prints & originals by Banksy and other collectable, investment art pieces.
Off-set Lithograph by Banksy
This does not come with COA from Pest Control as it is an unsigned piece
Originally purchased from Picture On Walls in 2006
(original receipt is available)
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.
Offset lithograph on paper
50 x 40 cm
Limited Edition of 2000, unsigned
Edition of 1000, unsigned
This is from a private collection
This is a print of a screen printed and graffiti personalised gift from Banksy.
Signed by Banksy
Personalised to “Ollie”
With added graffiti in pen by Banksy
Presented as a gift to a member of the Dismaland crew by Pest Control as a Thank you