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Banksy: Do Not Enter Graffiti Rat

lot 0136
Estimate $5,000 - $15,000Sep 26
Lot 0136
Banksy (British, b. 1974) After: Do Not Enter Graffiti Rat. Spray paint and stencil on Do Not Enter street sign, unframed. Leading up to the 2011 Oscars (In which Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop was nominated for best documentary) Banksy plastered the streets of Los Angelas and San Francisco.
Banksy is an anonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique.
BANKSY PEST CONTROL: The item can not be authenticated by Pest Control. Pest Control authenticates only the works of Street Art that are still located in their place of origin and according to Pest Control was not made for trade, therefore Pest Control refuses to authenticate the work, urban interventions, especially the modified signs, sold as is. Unless otherwise noted, authenticity has not been firmly established. Please use photos as part of the description.
Dimensions:30 x 30 inches
Private collection San Francisco, the sign was proportedly taken down from a San Francisco street in 20011.

Condition

The sign is damaged all over with cracks, paint loss, and scratches. The spray painted areas are not damaged.
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