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 (the Item Code on the tag does not represent the quantity that was printed). Item is in brand new condition with the bag never opened and the contents never taken out.
Note: this item comes with 3 articles of provenance- a GDP invoice, a GDP order confirmation, and a ShipArt shipping confirmation.
Dimensions: Woman's XS U.S./XXS EUR. (the only size it was printed in)
Medium: Screenprint on guilt-free fair trade tee with pendant. Pendent is made of a strong, heavy material (most likely glass) with a metal chain. The bag has never been opened and the T-shirt has never been taken out.
Provenance: A GDP invoice, order confirmation, and shipping confirmation from ShipArt will be forwarded directly to buyer's email.
Condition: New with tags (still inside plastic)
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.