Weston Super Mare by Banksy

“Banksy’s Weston Super Mare derives its title from a small township on the seaboard region of Somerset England, and would later serve as the site for  Dismaland, a historical, experiential installation by Banksy that would bring in over 150,000 visitors and nearly 20 million dollars in revenue to the seaside town. The image is rumored to have first been exhibited at a restaurant in the artist’s native town of Bristol nearly three years before making it print format in an edition release of 750 prints.”

Created

2003

Size

100 x 35 cm

Medium

Screenprint on paper

Presentation

edition of 600

Signed

signed

Description

Weston Super Mare 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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