This lot consists of a hand-stenciled aerosol painting on a reclaimed Metal STOP Sign, with "Banksy" hand stenciled by the artist at bottom left. Image depicts an iconic Rat with 3D Glasses. Very similar to the piece recently revealed at the Sundance Film Festival (Exit Through the Gift Shop). Piece is executed in the contemporary graffiti style of the enigmatic street artist, Banksy (British, 1974-). An iteration of Banksy's well-known stencil series, begun in 2002, "Girl with Balloon". This large metal STOP Sign measures approximately 29.5" x 29.5".
These Metal STOP Signs were given by Banksy to the Managers of his Dismaland Art Exposition. This Metal STOP Sign is a consignment from England. Banksy is an anonymous English-based street artist, vandal, political activist and painter, Banksy combines dark humor with graffiti done 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.
Private Collection from Europe
Approx. 29.5" x 29.5"
Finger Lakes Auction has been commissioned to liquidate several private collections of fine art. The pieces in this auction came from established collectors both in the United States and Europe. This is one of the pieces from those collections.
Please note: This work is being sold "In the style of" the named artist. “In the style of” works are works by an unknown creator whose style is strongly under the influence of the style of the named master artist.
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