BANKSY (British Street Artist, b. 1974)
‘Love Plane’ (Liverpool 2011)
Stencil and Spray Paint on plastered wall
Size: 82 x 114 x 10 cm
(32.2 x 44.8 x 3.9 in)
Framed in Frame: clear coated 8mm mild steel with aluminium backing
Excellent and Authentic
(Please refer to department for Condition report)
Estimate: 200,000 – 250,000 Euro
- ‘LOVE PLANE’ was spray painted in 2011 by Banksy onto the side of Norwich House, which backs onto Rumford St car park, opposite the Liverpool War Museum. The piece originally formed part of a 15-feet tall art work and depicts an intricately stencilled black-and-white biplane with a heart-shaped smoke trail and it soon became one of Banksy’s best known Liverpool works.
- Banksy has confirmed the authenticity of ‘LOVE PLANE’ on both his website and on social media.
Another rendering of the stencil, featuring the same plane with a red plume of smoke behind it, appeared in Wapping, London a short while before the Liverpool example, but was painted out almost immediately by the owners of the building on which it had appeared.
(See Hessink’s Catalogue Raisonné of Banksy’s Street Art Work)
In 2016, the Liverpool ‘LOVE PLANE’ was removed from its location by the building's freeholders who wished to preserve it prior to commencing extensive building works and the piece was sent off for restoration, in preparation for its proposed display - along with a number of other as the Street Banksy pieces from the area - at a new street art museum in Berry House, Baltic Triangle, but the proposed display was never realised Art Museum was never set up. The artwork moved to a private collection and will be offered for the first time since its relocation in 2016.
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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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