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Weston Super Mare by Banksy

Weston Super Mare
by Banksy

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Screenprint

2003

Edition Size: Numbered 519 from the edition of 750.

Sheet Size: Measuring 47 x 113 (framed) cm

Unsigned

Condition: Excellent

£39,500.00

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This limited-edition print was described by the artist as ‘a cheerful tribute to the great British seaside towns,’ though we imagine this to be a characteristically ironic comment. An elderly person sits with arms leisurely folded and rested cane, blissfully unaware of the impending circular saw threatening to disrupt their peace.

Twelve years later, Banksy famously revisited the derelict-ing town of Weston Super Mare with his bemusement park, Dismaland. The artist’s relationship with the town is confounding. Does he seek to preserve these quintessentially tacky yet nostalgic seaside settlements or criticise the consumerism that inspires customers to visit?

The print is in excellent condition and accompanied by a Pest Control COA.

The Artist

Banksy

Bristol-born graffitist Banksy is the most famous and infamous street artist in the world. Despite the fact that he doesn’t create any work for the public to buy, or any pieces that can be displayed in a gallery, he is loved throughout the world for his spray on pieces of social commentary and taboo-busting images. Banksy’s true identity remains a secret and he prefer to stay in the shadows rather than take the acclaim for his work. He started using his trademark stencils as a way to create a piece quicker and so reduce the chances of being caught by the police. His works are displayed on walls, streets and bridges across his home town of Bristol and at other selected locations across the world. Fans have been known to try and take down walls, so they can own an original Banksy. A product of the British underground street scene of the 1990s, Banksy’s work is often darkly humorous, satirical and mocks the establishment. Some commentators have compared him to Blek le Rat, a French graffiti artist. Banksy himself says Bristol-based graffiti artist 3D was his original inspiration. In 2010 he directed a documentary film called ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’, about a man obsessed with street art.

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