British, b. circa 1974
Color screenprint, 2007, signed and numbered in pen 72/112, with POW stamp.
19 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches
This lot includes a certificate of authenticity from Pest Control
Santa's Ghetto, Dec. 3, 2007 - Jan. 1, 2008, Bethlehem, Israel
Like a 21st Century Duchamp, Banksy is the ultimate art prankster. From illegally hanging one of his own paintings in London's Tate Britain, to breaking into the penguin exhibit at the London Zoo and stenciling "We're Bored of Fish," Banksy has continually created irreverent, brilliantly snide, and culturally significant images both in galleries and museums, as well as in public spaces. His 2010 Academy Award nominated film Exit through the Gift Shop, proved both a wry commentary on the Contemporary art world, as well as one of the best documents to date on the Street Art movement.
Dent at bottom left corner, less than 1/8th inch. Very fine horizontal scratches throughout. Light surface grime in areas. Hinged to backing board.
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