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Prints and Multiples / Banksy (born 1974) Banksquiat (Grey) Screenprint in colours, 2019, on grey card, signed and numbered 218/300 in white crayon, published by the artist, with their blindstamp, the full sheet, in very good condition, framedSheet 703 x 750mm. (27 1/2 x 29 1/2in.)

Lot 93
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Banksy
(born 1974)
Banksquiat (Grey)
29 June 2022, 14:00 BST
London, New Bond Street

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Banksy (born 1974)

Banksquiat (Grey)
Screenprint in colours, 2019, on grey card, signed and numbered 218/300 in white crayon, published by the artist, with their blindstamp, the full sheet, in very good condition, framed

Sheet 703 x 750mm. (27 1/2 x 29 1/2in.)

Footnotes

This work is accompanied by the new certificate of authenticity issued by Pest Control Office.

Provenance
Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Purchased directly from the above at the time of issue by the current owner.

Banksy's latest print, Banksquiat, is an homage to New York graffiti pioneer Basquiat. It depicts a big wheel with people lining up at a ticket booth underneath. Basquiat's trademark crown motifs replace the passenger lifts.

In this work, Banksy defiantly questions the unstoppable commodification of Basquiat in recent times, by bluntly adding to the relentless commodification of Basquiat in recent times.

Banksy executed two murals inspired by the American artist on a wall in the Barbican Centre (Central London) on the occasion of the largest Basquiat exhibition ever held in the UK in September 2017 – January 2018 - Boom for Real.

The present work reproduces one of these two graffiti and the second was captioned: Portrait of Basquiat being welcomed by the Metropolitan police – an (unofficial) collaboration with the new Basquiat show. It was inspired by Basquiat's Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump – one of his most iconic artworks.

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