Not only the world’s most famous graffiti stencil artist, England’s own beloved Banksy is also one heck of a studio artist. Don’t believe us (or any of the hype surrounding Banksy)? See for yourself at Andipa Gallery, where – starting this Friday – many of Banksy’s works is to be on view. Most of the exhibition is comprised of studio pieces, many of which are rare and previously unseen. One such rare work is an exceptional acrylic on canvas painting titled Sharks (with a biting price tag of about £40,000). However, a few of Banksy’s street pieces are included to demonstrate “the diversity and breadth of Banksy’s output.” Unlike the studio pieces, the street art’s not for sale as Andipa Gallery’s belief is that “street art should remain within its original context.”
Please note: Andipa Gallery does not represent Banksy; Banksy is not involved in the exhibition; the works by Banksy on view at the gallery were assembled from the secondary market.
Photography by Chris Osburn © 2008
Banksy from the collection of Andipa Gallery is on view from February 29 to March 29 at Andipa Gallery, 162 and 19 Walton Street, SW3 2JL. For more info visit Andipa Gallery website.