Banksy (British b. 1974)Attributed: Two Di-Faced Tenners (Ten Pound Notes) from Dismaland Bemusement Park (2015). These 2 notes have all the hallmarks: Diana's face replacing the Queen's; 'Banksy of England' instead of 'Bank of England'; the POW initials as well as DI-FACED CURRENCY information on the bottom left side; the serial number CA70 364470 and the words 'trust no one' on the reverse side. A Certificate of Authenticity and ticket receipts from Dismaland accompany these notes.
Banksy's Di-Faced Tenner (a play on the word defaced) is especially explicit in exploring the intersection between art and money.
Dismaland was a temporary art project organized by Banksy and constructed in the seaside resort town of Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset England. Prepared in secret the pop-up exhibition was a sinister twist on Disneyland that opened during the weekend of 21 August 2015 and closed permanently on September 27, 2015 36 days later.
Size: 2.90 x 5.5 ea.
Provenance: Private collector USA Purchased at the Dismaland exhibition.