artwork taken in withdrawn from sale
Since Banksy has been making headlines recently with the shocking revelation that the Banksy mural, depicting a boy hunched over a sewing machine making Union Jack bunting, disappeared from Whymark Avenue earlier this month only to be auctioned off in Miami, I thought it appropriate to write about him, paying tribute to some of his amazing artwork.
Slave Labour was controversially ripped from the wall of a north London shop and was due to be auctioned thousands of miles away in Miami but thankfully it has now been withdrawn from sale at the auction.
The English graffiti artist, born in Bristol, has many strings to his bow being a political activist, film director, and painter. His work has appeared not only on the streets of England but in cities from Vienna to San Francisco, Barcelona to Paris and Detroit. His most famous artworks depict a stencil style graffiti in which is now commonly identified with the artist. With time he has moved from graffiti on gritty urban walls to paint on canvas, conceptual sculpture and even film, with the guileful documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, which was nominated for an Academy Award.