Bansky is an anonymous street artist first recognized for his satirical art in the 1990s. His identity is still unknown to the public, earning him international attention. Banksy’s union of dark humor and political satire has defined his work for decades. Flying Copper is one of the highlighted lots in the upcoming Banksy online auction, presented by Sotheby’s. The color screenprint depicts an armed police officer with a smiley face and angel-like wings on his back. Also offered is a piece titled Love Rat. Signed in pencil, this 2004 screenprint depicts a rat holding a paintbrush in front of a dripping red heart.
The Girl with Balloon motif by Banksy first appeared in the streets of London at Southbank Bridge in 2002. The work has since been painted over and recreated by the artist in other forms, including screenprints. Available in this auction is a print of the girl with a pink balloon, one of 88 artist’s proofs made in various colors. According to the Guardian, the original Girl with Balloon piece was ranked as Great Britain’s most-loved piece of art in 2017. For more information on the available lots, visit Sotheby’s.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (25)
# of Lots:25
Price Range:$3,500 - $260,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Girl With Balloon - Colour Ap (Dark Pink)|| Estimate: |
|Nola (White)|| Estimate: |
|Flying Copper|| Estimate: |
|Love Rat|| Estimate: |
|Girl With Balloon|| Estimate: |