Banksy (English, b. 1974) is a graffiti artist whose 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,”
Banksy Nola Series
Title: Banksy Nola AP Green ed 61
Medium: Silk screen print in Arches paper with stamp
Editions: The print comes in six different colorways, with the rain a different color in each variation.
Banksy 32 Signed Orange
Banksy 31 Signed Neon
Banksy 63 Signed Grey
Banksy 289 White Signed
Banksy 61 AP in different color, about 10 to 15 each
Few other Banksy Nolas Gift A/P
(0 Unsigned edition)
Dimensions: 56 x 76 cm
Published by: POW
Signature: Signed bottom right, A/P are singed on the grey of the print & without POW Stamp
Few years after Hurricane Katrina, Banksy appeared in New Orleans to execute a suite of stencils that poignantly addressed the devastation and lack of appropriate political response following the flood
Banksy painted 17 works. One of them, which I named New Orleans Umbrella Girl Banksy Nola.
This Artwork was featured the stencil featured a young girl who having relied on her umbrella for protection only discovers that the umbrella itself is the source of the rain the umbrella is not protecting her from the rain, but it is instead its source. She is holding out her hand to see if it is like that outside the umbrella.
There is a depressing feel to this work. In an interview, Banksy said that this stencil represents how things that are supposed to protect us can also hurt us.