BANKSY (British Street Artist, b. 1974)
‘Gangsta Rat with Microphone’ (Islington, London 2004)
Stencil and Aerosol Spray Paint on rendered wall
Size: 64 x 46 cm (+/-)
(25.2 x 18.1 in)
Excellent and Authentic
(Please refer to department for Condition report)
- This iconic piece which is in Banksy’s trademark monochrome palette, depicts a rat with a necklace, holding a microphone.
- This piece was salvaged from an old building in Islington, London, which was being demolished to make way for new apartments. The artwork had been painted over by City Council workers many years before Banksy became an established name in the artworld and was only exposed shortly before demolition works on the building began. The piece is completely unrestored with accompanying pictures of its removal.
Since 2004 less than eight street art stencils ‘Gangsta Rat with Microphone’ have survived.
(This work will be included in Banksy’s Catalogue Raisonné of Street Arts, currently in preparation.)
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Time and place for the action Banksy: Master of Street Art at Hessink's
Lichtmisweg 51, 8035 PL Zwolle
18 December 2021
When a young Banksy took to the streets of Bristol in the early 1990's, he wasn't just looking for a signature style that would secure him notoriety amongst his peers and now, some 25 years later, he is one of the most sought-after artists in the world and a cultural icon. His satirical and socio-critical artworks regularly achieve the greatest attention and command the highest prices on the art market. With his extraordinary career still in its ascendancy, Banksy's global profile and influence is both undeniable and vast, and he looks set to join the elite pantheon of the wealthiest living artists on the planet.
Hessink's Fine Art Auctioneers are proud to present another Banksy sale, with a curated collection of some of the artist's most famous street works from around the world, such as Mali Girl and Love Plane.
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