The Art of Banksy, is the world’s largest exhibition of privately owned Banksy artwork being showcased in a huge warehouse space in Covent Garden, London.
Banksy is one of the most famous street artists in the world, yet he’s managed to keep his identity a secret. His face has never appeared in public photographs or on television, and he’s a mystery to the press. Banksy’s art is powerful, politically charged, and very simple to appreciate. Many believe him to be an anti-establishment hero.
The Art of Banksy mostly showcases Banksy pieces from the beginning of his career until around 2008, and includes iconic images like ‘Girl and Balloon’, Flower Thrower’ and ‘Rude Copper’. Over the years, Banksy has carried out a considerable number of ‘pranks’. One of the biggest stories in the art world recently was Banksy having his “Girl with Balloon” painting go through the shredder just moments after the work was sold for nearly $1.4 million at auction.
One of Banksy’s favorite topics is to satirize consumerism, so the irony was not lost on me that this exhibition begins with paid tickets and culminates when you exit through the gift shop. Whether this irony is intentional or not is for you to decide.
The Art of Banksy is a fantastic experience for the whole family and they’ve just added a new family ticket for the school holidays. You can save up to £18 and under 6 year olds can attend for free.
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