When you grow up near Bristol like I did, you can’t really escape the paint-stained spectre that is Banksy. In fact, you won’t really be able to do that in London this May, as a big art exhibition dedicated to the artist opens in the capital.
In an actually very Banksy-esque move, this exhibition is completely unauthorised, with absolutely no blessing from the artist. As a result, the producers have collated the largest collection of privately-owned Banksy art possible, with ‘Girl and Balloon’ being perhaps the most famous piece assembled. The Art of Banksy will display prints, canvasses, sculptures, and more, covering a period from 1997 to 2008, and featuring some of the artists’ lesser-known works for a bit of variety.
Surprisingly, given London’s own connection with Banksy, we’re one of the later cities to get the exhibition, which has already visited the likes of Toronto, Miami, Sydney, Melbourne, Tel Aviv, and Auckland. (We’ll try not to take that personally.) Organisers claim that 750,000 people have already seen the travelling show, which will be stripped down and returned to the 40 different collectors who’ve loaned their artwork once the run is over. You’ll find it in a vast warehouse on Covent Garden’s Earlham Street this summer, with the exhibition set to run until November 2021. The year is looking up already!
Article Source: Secret London