The Art of Banksy Exhibition – London

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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The Family Ticket runs from 19 July – 3 September 2021 and is valid for mid-week entry, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. The family entry price is £19.50 per person (a saving of £5.50 on the standard adult ticket) and is available for anyone purchasing a minimum of two tickets when one of the party is aged between six and 16. There is a limit of six tickets per booking. With limited availability most weekends, grown-up culture seekers are not forgotten with a new extended late-night opening from Thursday – Saturday until 9pm, and 7pm on Sundays (standard entry price applies).
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The Art of Banksy is currently booking until 21 November 2021 and you can purchase your tickets here. 

*** This article is sponsored but all opinions are my own***

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Samantha

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