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Banksy created the print ‘I Fought the Law’ in 2004. The limited edition print run is comprised of 500 unsigned pieces and 150 signed pieces, all in black and white with an orange colorway for the writing in the picture. Banksy also created 32 Artist Proofs, with 8 APs in each of 4 colors: pink, yellow, red, and red-orange (no black).
‘I Fought The Law’ is a humorous anti-authoritarian artwork but the title and graffiti text in the image reference to the Clash song of the same name and is one of two Clash-related references Banksy has used throughout his career; the other being the street art graffiti of a punk smashing an office chair (a reference to the seminal Clash album ‘London Calling.)