In 2010 Banksy produced Forgive Us Our Trespassing, a stenciled image of a boy kneeling in prayer and asking for forgiveness from God for defacing a wall. A print of this imagery was printed and handed out by distributors Don't Panic to promote the premiere of his film, “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” which was featured in the Sundance Film Festival.
Dimensions: 23.4 × 16.5 Inches / 59.5 x 42
Medium: Offset lithograph in colours, two sided promotional poster for Banksy's 2010 documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop. Comes with original envelope.
Provenance: Signed in the plate by Banksy on lower right corner. Comes with the original Don't Panic envelope. Includes Post Modern Vandal certificate of authenticity.
Edition: Limited Edition of Unknown Size
Condition: Excellent. Comes folded as it was originally distributed.
ABOUT THE ART
In 2010 Banksy produced Forgive Us Our Trespassing, a stenciled image of a boy kneeling in prayer and asking for forgiveness from God for defacing a wall. A print of this imagery was printed and handed out to promote the premiere of his film, “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” which was featured in the Sundance Film Festival.
This image was released as a insert poster for the magazine Don't Panic in 2010. Banksy's signature is printed with the image on the lower right. They look great once framed and is a great genuine official Banksy piece. Comes folded as issued
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.