Festival (Destroy Capitalism) by Banksy

“The Bansky artwork Destroy Capitalism is one of the most darkly humorous screen prints created by the street artist. In the image, individuals form a queue to a merchandise booth, presumably at a music festival. The people in the queue are those who most people would consider being “anti-capitalists” — punks, hippies, freegans, leftist university students. The irony here is that the t-shirt they are all queueing up to buy reads “Destroy Capitalism” — a slogan that has been neatly commercialized to fit the consumer trends of this audience.”

Created

2006

Size

76 x 56 cm

Medium

Screenprint on paper

Presentation

AP Edition of 17

Signed

signed

Description

Festival (Destroy Capitalism) by Banksy

Arguably the most controversial street artist in the world, Banksy has developed an entire art subculture devoted to his works. Banksy’s art can impact any location at any given moment. His identity remains unknown, even after over 20 years of being involved with the graffiti scene. He has worked with many different types of street art media and street art types. His work not only includes many powerful, often controversial images, but they may also be found throughout the Internet as viral images.

Banksy’s artwork has appeared throughout London and other locations around the world. Bansky’s artwork is characterized by striking images, often combined with slogans. His work regularly engages political themes, satirically critiquing war, capitalism, hypocrisy, and greed. Common subjects include rats, apes, policemen, members of the royal family, and children. In addition to his two-dimensional work, Banksy is known for his installation artwork. One of the most celebrated of these pieces, which featured a live elephant painted with a Victorian wallpaper pattern, sparked controversy among animal rights activists. He was the subject of a 2010 documentary, “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” which examined the relationship between commercial and street art

His artwork has appeared throughout London and other locations around the world. Bansky’s artwork is characterized by striking images, often combined with slogans. His work regularly engages political themes, satirically critiquing war, capitalism, hypocrisy, and greed.

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