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Banksy’s ‘greatest hits’ to go on show at Lazinc in London

Thu, July 05, 2018 19:26

LONDON, July 5, 2018 (News Wires) — An exhibition of works by famed street artist Banksy is sure to be a big draw for fans and collectors alike when it opens next week at Lazinc in London.

Starting July 12, Lazinc Sackville — which is co-owned by Banksy’s original gallerist, Steve Lazarides — is presenting “Banksy Greatest Hits: 2002-2008,” curated from high-profile private collections and including stencilled canvases, unique paintings, sculptures and limited-edition prints, some of which have never been exhibited publicly.

While none of the artist’s actual street pieces will be on display, the show will offer a chance for visitors to discover a wide range of his works including iconic images from well-known series as well as some surprises.

Notable pieces will include “Love Is In The Air” (2006), which served as the front cover of Banksy’s personal manifesto “Wall and Piece”; “Girl and Balloon” (2006); and “Show Me the Monet” (2005), a take on Claude Monet’s “Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies” (1899).

Steve Lazarides, originally a photographer, met Banksy in 1997 and acted as his official photographer and gallerist through 2008, staging some of the artist’s high-profile sales; at the start of his 11 years working with the artist, Banksy prints were valued at £49.99 (RM268.37); by 2008 they had sold at £100,000. Since then the artist’s works have reached a record $1.87 million at auction (for 2007 work “Keep It Spotless,” sold at Sotheby’s New York in February 2008.)

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