HMV (His Masters Voice) by Banksy

HMV (His Masters Voice) by Banksy

“Banksy’s, His Master’s Voice or HMV as it is also known, is a print which appropriates the brand icon of a music and entertainment company of the same name. HMV was founded in Britain in the 1920s as a result of the creation and popularity of the wind-up gramophone.  Banksy joking places a bazooka on the dog’s shoulder, holding it point-blank at the (now) archaic player. The print first appeared as a painting in the early 2000s in different sizes and background colors and was later released in print format.”

Created

2003

Size

50 x 35 cm

Medium

Screenprint on paper

Presentation

Edition of 150

Signed

signed

Description

HMV (His Masters Voice) 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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