1 oil - Banksy - Girl and Kite
Lot 242AR
Banksy (British, born 1975) Girl and Balloon 2003 signed with spray paint to the overlap; dated 2003 and numbered 12/25 to the reverse stencil spray paint on canvas 40.5 by 40.5 cm. 15 15/16 by 15 15/16 in.
Sold for £66,050 (US$ 109,937) inc. premium
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1 oil - Banksy - Girl and Kite
Lot Details
Banksy (British, born 1975)
Girl and Balloon
2003

signed with spray paint to the overlap; dated 2003 and numbered 12/25 to the reverse
stencil spray paint on canvas
40.5 by 40.5 cm.
15 15/16 by 15 15/16 in.

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    PROVENANCE
    Santa's Ghetto, London (acquired directly from the above in 2003)
    Sale: Bonhams, Vision 21, 24 October 2007, lot 247
    Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

    "Nobody ever listened to me until they didn't know who I was."
    The artist in Wall and Piece, Century, 2005, p.13

    Ever since he first grabbed the public's attention in the middle of the last decade, Banksy has continued to hold of the title of most talked about and controversial artists in the United Kingdom. The 2011 Academy Award nomination for his documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop has cemented Banksy's reputation around the globe as a spray-can wielding dissident whose witty works make political points while charming the public with a distinctively sharp sense of humour. Along with his monkeys and rats, Girl With Balloon is one of his most iconic images, and also one of his most wistful.
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