Banksy's most iconic image on a screen printed T-shirt. Only one currently on the market. This incredibly rare official Banksy piece was sold through a lottery system via his GDP (Gross Domestic Product) webshop in 2019. There are no records of how many actually exist, but with only a few ever seen on the market, it's estimated to be less than 50. Photos show the current state of the custom-framed piece as well as the original sealed state from when it was first received.
This artwork comes with 3 articles of provenance - the original GDP invoice, GDP order confirmation, and original ShipArt shipping confirmation. Also includes certificate of authenticity from gallery.
Size: Woman's XS U.S./XXS EUR. (only size it was printed on)
Framed Dimensions: 31 x 22 x 2 inches
Medium: Screenprint on guilt-free fair trade tee with heart-shaped pendant. Pendent is made of resin with gold-plated metal chain and carefully secured in frame, preventing movement during transport. Professionally and carefully stretched and mounted in custom shadow-box framed presentation with acid-free black suede matting, laser-cut 3D Banksy logo and 93%-protective UV plexiglass with black hardwood frame molding. Portion of original brown "Balloon Tee" tag is displayed beneath the 3D Banksy Logo in a rectangular window to provide additional provenance when displayed (tag is in original condition - neither cut nor altered).
Provenance: This artwork comes with 3 articles of provenance - the original GDP invoice, GDP order confirmation, and original ShipArt shipping confirmation. Also includes certificate of authenticity from gallery.
Condition: New with tags (still inside plastic)
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: we will pay for all import taxes and brokerage fees. The framed artwork will be carefully secured and professionally shipped.
Serious offers are also welcome (please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Banksy (British, born c. 1974/1975) is one of the most well-known, if anonymous, street artists working today. Banksy, the pseudonym adopted by the artist, guards his privacy and the details of his life remain largely unknown to the public. He initially garnered fame for his graffiti, which combines spray paint and stenciling techniques with commercial, political, and contemporary imagery, infused with ironic social commentary and humor. His work first began appearing on walls in and around Bristol and London’s Shoreditch district during the mid-1990s, and he has since gone on to place images on the sides of corporate buildings, billboards, and the Israeli West Bank wall.
The unveiling of a new Banksy works often incorporates pranks or performance. For example, he secretly added his own pieces in museums like the Tate Modern in London or the Paris Louvre, smuggling them in under a coat and discreetly affixing them to a wall. He has also opened gallery shows to the public with specially-bred rats running around the space, and once inserted an inflatable doll dressed as a Guantanamo Bay prisoner into the Disneyland theme park in California.
In 2015, Banksy created a large-scale installation titled Dismaland Bemusement Park, and immersive and fully functional amusement park that featured political commentary on the distribution of wealth, sexism, and the UK government. The park operated from August to September of 2015, was funded by Banksy himself. In addition to his regular graffiti practice, Banksy creates works for several charities, and consistently opens exhibitions to wide audiences and critical acclaim. He lives and works in England.