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One of the first prints released by the renowned Street artist, 'Golf Sale' by Banksy presents a poignant critique of consumerist society. This piece draws visual language from the iconic 'Tank Man' photograph taken in 1989 by Jeff Widener, in which a single man stands facing a line of military tanks moving towards him- an act of protest directed at the Chinese government at the time. Of the edition of 750 prints, only 150 were signed by the artist himself.
Published by Pictures on Walls, London
2003: 'Turf War,' Hackney, London
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity issued by the publisher
'Turf War' Exhibition, London (2003)
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner
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Frame: 19.88 x 25.98 in (50.50 x 66 cm)
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Banksy (English, b. 1974) is a globally-recognized graffiti artist, activist, and provocateur. Known for his anonymity and stenciled figures, his work regularly engages political themes, satirically critiquing war, capitalism, hypocrisy, and greed. To this effect, his depictions of rats, apes, policemen, royalty, and children have surreptitiously appeared in museums, on street corners, and in installations throughout London and around the world. Democratic at heart, Banksy’s work spurns the bourgeois nature of the art world, as demonstrated in 2018 when he deliberately shredded one of his pieces moments after it sold at Sotheby’s. Still, his popularity forces him to tread a fine line between commercial and street art, which he examined in his Academy Award-nominated documentary, ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop.’