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,
stenciled anti-war piece, Soldiers Painting Peace, became
prominent after it was displayed in a collection at the Tate Britain gallery in
London in 2007. The collection was a recreation of an artistic display outside of
the Houses of Parliament, which was confiscated for supposedly violating a law
against unauthorized protest within a certain distance of the building. In this
painting two soldiers dressed in battle gear warily look around as they conspire
to paint a peace sign on a wall. One is crouching down and holding a machine
gun, while the other is holding a brush that has been dipped into a can of red
paint and is working on completing the sign.
This satirical work by Banksy repudiates the repression of free speech that
often takes place when a nation is at war, in an effort to maintain the
appearance of consensus. In this work men who are armed with deadly
weapons fear for their lives, which highlights that repression in a society may
occur not only a physical but also an intellectual level. This is especially ironic
when the justification for the war is to spread liberty and democracy
Banksy Banksy Tesco Value Petrol Bomb Print Original From Hamilton house Stokes Croft
Offset lithograph printed in colours
40 × 50 cm
This work comes with a signature stamp on lower right recto. Pest Control do not issue Certificates of Authenticity for this edition, but the authenticity of this poster is guaranteed by 727Gallery
Banksy Tesco Petrol Bomb Limited Print which was bought at Hamilton House, Stokes Croft in Bristol, in 2011.
The artist is Banksy, and this print is 1 of 2000 signed.
A Homage to the 2011 Bristol Tesco riots where the people only wanted independent stores on Stokes Croft.