This is an extremely rare Banksy print that was on sale at the Bristol Museum for less than 24 hours after being taken down at Banksy's request due to unauthorized sale of his work. The Paint Pot Angel statue was gifted to the museum by Banksy which lead them to believe they had rights to photograph and sell prints of it, which they in fact did not. These are almost impossible to find on the market because of this.
The wording at the bottom of the print reads: "Angel with Paint Pot. Banksy (born 1974) Cast resin, with commercial paint pot and paint, on a wooden base 2009. Given by the artist, 2009"
Dimensions: 14 x 11 inches / 35.6 x 28 cm
Medium: Fine art giclée. Photograph of Banksy's Paint Pot Angel statue currently on display at the Bristol Museum.
Provenance: Comes with original packaging with barcode and labels still perfectly intact. Gallery Certificate of Authenticity
Edition: Open Edition
Condition: Brand New. Still in plastic and never opened. There is a very small almost unnoticeable crease on the lower right corner (see photos)
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 grafitti, 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.