The Art of Banksy Exhibition

The Art of Banksy will showcase the largest collection of privately owned works by the street artist in the world. Peter Gray reports

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It has wowed art lovers the world over, and now The Art of Banksy Exhibition is set to do the same thing in London when it opens in Covent Garden in March next year.

The exhibition, which has not been officially authorised by Banksy, features a huge collection of privately owned works by the legendary artist, who has grown to become one of the most recognisable and influential street artists in the world.

Focusing on the years 1997 to 2008, the exhibitions features a series of prints, canvasses, screen prints, sculptures, unique works, and limited-edition pieces from Banksy, with such iconic works as ‘Girl and Balloon’, ‘Flower Thrower’ and ‘Rude Copper’ included in the exhibition.

Street artist, political activist, film director; Banksy has exerted a huge influence on modern day British art. First coming to prominence in the 1990s, the artist’s deeply satirical and highly political pieces have attracted widespread acclaim and worldwide recognition.

Often choosing to display his work on walls, bridges, tunnels and other outdoor venues, Banksy’s art still retains that feel of the underground counterculture from which he first emerged.

However, the truly remarkable thing about the artist is that he has remained unknown throughout this period. Although many have sought to unmask him, none have been successful and Banksy’s identity remains a closely guarded secret. Not surprisingly, this air of mystery has only served to heighten interest in his work.

So, if you’re a fan of the artist, you’d better put a note in your diary.

The Art of Banksy will run between the 20th of May and the 21st of November 2021 at 50 Earlham St, Covent Garden. More information about the exhibition can be found here.

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What: art exhibition
When: 25 Mar - 26 Sep 2021
Where: Covent Garden