The world’s largest exploring collection of Banksy artworks is headed for London next spring in the UK
Spring 2021 can’t come quickly enough for a variety of reasons– blossom trees, longer days and the prospective end of Covid being just a few of them. Now there’s another factor to want away the next few months– the arrival of a huge brand-new Banksy exhibition in London.
For the very first time, the UK will host a variety of original pieces from the mysterious political activist, satirist and artist, who has actually invested the majority of the last 3 decades anonymously tagging streets throughout the world.
The Art of Banksy, launching in March 2021 for a limited season, will feature world-famous pieces consisting of Flower Thrower, Rude Copper and Girl and Balloon, together with works hardly ever seen by the general public.
Anticipated to be among the stand-out programs of the spring, the colossal collection includes authenticated and accredited Banksy artworks, with infamous prints, sculptures and limited editions spread across the walls of a huge 12,000 square foot area in Covent Garden.
On display are prints, canvasses, screen prints, sculptures, original works and limited-edition pieces primarily dated in between the years 1997 to 2008– the duration that Banksy produced his most recognizable works.
Following Banksy’s Show Me the Monet collecting over ₤ 7.5 m at auction in October 2020, public intrigue around among the most talked-about artists of the 21st century is on the up again.
‘This is a one-of-a-kind exhibition,’ said Chris Ford, Manager of Art of Banksy. ‘Banksy is the most powerful and recognized artist of a generation, who has actually been entirely ignored by the establishment thus far.
‘There is no reason why there shouldn’t be a Banksy hanging in each and every single major modern art museum in the world.’
In true Banksy design, the exhibition hasn’t been authorised by or curated in collaboration with the internationally renowned, yet highly deceptive, street artist.
Decades of rumours continue to swirl regarding the identity of this record-breaking artist, although the intriguing artist is thought to have been born in Bristol, and numerous are convinced that Banksy is in fact Huge Attack frontman Robert Del Naja, who had actually been a graffiti artist during the 80s and had actually previously been determined as a close friend of Banksy.
More just recently, lots of started to think Neil Buchanan is actually Banksy, a theory the popular 90s TELEVISION artist has actually strenuously denied.
All artworks are on loan from personal collectors, curated by Chris Ford, a worldwide street art expert who contributed in developing the commercial increase of Banksy’s artwork, successfully positioning multi-million-pound works into prominent global collections. Ford likewise co-curated Banksy: Greatest Hits: 2002– 2008, which took place at Lazinc in Mayfair in 2018.
So far, The Art of Banksy has travelled to the similarity Sydney, Miami, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Tel Aviv and Toronto, welcoming more than 750,000 visitors.
The Art of Banksy runs from 25 March 2021 till 26 September 2021 at 50 Earlham Street, Covent Garden WC2H 9LJ. Tickets from ₤ 21.50. To book see artofbanksy.co.uk or call 08440 412001