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LOVE IS IN THE AIR

BANKSY (British Street Artist, b. 1974)

‘LOVE IS IN THE AIR’ (FLOWER THROWER)

(Signed Artist Proof), Banksy signed screen print edition, no. 8 of 27, 2003

 

This extremely rare Art Work, called 'Love Is In The Air' aka 'Flower Thrower', is one of Banksy’s most instantly recognizable and iconic images. The artwork was first unveiled on the West Bank Wall separating Israel and Palestine in 2003 and depicts a rioter wearing a baseball cap and a scarf over his nose and mouth, hurling what at first appears to be a Molotov cocktail, but in fact is merely a bunch of flowers. The image is heavily laden with political sentiment and it’s siting in an area of historic conflict, amplifies this yet further.

Banksy also released a limited edition print of the image on a red background in 2003, of which there were 500 signed and 150 unsigned copies released. In 2005, it featured on the front cover of his hugely successful autobiography Wall and Piece and a number of different versions of the image have been produced since 2003, ranging from stencils on canvas, cardboard and wood, as well as a framed triptych edition.

The image is quintessential Banksy, not only for its political nature and clean lined execution, but also for its easily interpretable language and global appeal.

Banksy has become the world’s most sought after and talked about street artist, his clever visual musings appearing on city walls throughout the world from London to New York, from Jamaica to the Gaza Strip and from Berlin to Sydney. He is not only known for his street works, but also for his limited edition prints, which he has produced in various formats, including signed and unsigned examples, as well as artist's proofs and gift prints. However, only a very select number of people know exactly what the elusive street artist creates and how many prints he releases. Some editions, for example, are only made available to VIPs, collectors and friends of Banksy’s who are part of a much-coveted inner circle. This has only made the demand for his limited edition silkscreen prints and artist's proofs in circulation, grow in popularity year on year.

Love Is In The Air
Artist Proof Edt 8 / 27
Screen Print on Paper 2003
Artwork Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm
Signed Comes with a COA from PCO (Pest Control)
Published by Pictures on Walls

Price on request

 

Auction 30 November 2021

                      

 

MALI GIRL

BANKSY (British Street Artist, b. 1974)

‘Mali Girl’
This work has been executed with acrylic sprayed colours on a wall in Mali. 
The yellow bird has been carried out painting it through brush and acrylic colours. Size: 133 x 139 cm (framed); 117 x 123 (unframed)
 
Auction 30 November 2021
 
3D RAT

BANKSY (British Street Artist, b. 1974)

‘3D RAT’

Aerosol spray on concrete. Size Framed: 55 x 41 x 9 cm. Unframed: 35cm x 24 cm

 

BANKSY is one of the most important artists alive today. In January 2010 he visited Park City in Utah (USA), where he created this Rat stencil with 3D glasses on a concrete wall, amongst other stencils. The reason for his visit to Utah was the premiere of his film ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’ at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City. Most of his spray paintings were destroyed afterwards by bad weather condition (snow) or vandalism by disgruntled artists.

Banksy himself reportedly once said of rats, “If you feel dirty, insignificant or unloved, then rats are a good role model. They exist without permission, they have no respect for the hierarchy of society, and they have sex 50 times a day.”.

Handmade frame in mahogany. The top coverd with plexiglass can be removed to have direct access / look at the concrete piece.
The piece has been through a conservation process.
 

The piece is accompanied with: Letter from PCO (Pest control Office) claiming the piece is Banksy, but not intended as a commercial piece of art.
Provenance - String will be revealed upon purchase, Sales receipt / Commercial invoice, Shipping invoice
E-mail from the conservator follows with the piece

PROVENANCE: Danish Collection

 
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UMBRELLA RAT, 2003

BANKSY (British Street Artist, b. 1974)

‘UMBRELLA RAT’, 2003

Aerosol on wall piece, size: 43 x 35 x 6 cm. Embedded in concrete and custom made steel frame

Banksy 'Umbrella Rat' 2003/2004 Berlin. Found around Dirckenstrasse close to Alexanderplatz. From the artist route in Berlin
Provenance: Private Collection Berlin

 
Auction 30 November 2021

                   

 

LOVE PLANE

BANKSY (British Street Artist, b. 1974)

‘LOVE PLANE’, 2011

Aerosol on wall piece. Embedded in custom made steel frame

This art work called ‘LOVE PLANE’, was spray painted by Banksy on a wall of Norwich House next to Rumford Street car park, opposite the Liverpool War Museum, in 2011. It was part of a 15-feet tall art work and depicts an intricately stencilled black-and-white biplane with a heart-shaped smoke trail. Soon after this ‘LOVE PLANE’ became one of Banksy’s best known Liverpool works. The graffiti artists’ has confirmed the authenticity of the Liverpool ‘LOVE PLANE’ on Social Media and on his website.

In 2016 ‘LOVE PLANE’ disappears from the wall. Rumours said that Banksy himself has partially removed ‘LOVE PLANE' in 2016 because of the refurbished of the building and that the art work also needed restoration. It was indicated that after te restauration of ‘LOVE PLANE’, the art work would be exhibited in a Street Art Museum. However this Street Art Museum was never set up. The artwork moved to a private collection and disappeared for some years, but will be offered now for the first time at Hessink’s Auctions.

 
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Auction 30 NOVEMBER 2021

Viewing 26-27-28 NOVEMBER 2021

 

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