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The Art of Banksy exhibition, Auckland 2018.

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The Art of Banksy exhibition, Auckland 2018.


Aotea Centre
Auckland
5 January - 6 February

The exhibition contains collection of 80 original pieces by one of the most intriguing and famous street artists in modern history. Banksy, who refrains from revealing his identity and does not appear in public, is a painter, graffiti artist and social activist, considered one of the world"s top political graffiti artists.

Banksy has gained his popularity through a range of urban interventions, from modifying street signs and printing his own currency to illegally hanging his own works in institutions such as the Louvre and the Museum of Modern Art.

The exhibition, curated by the artist"s former manager Steve Lazarides, displays the largest collection of Banksy"s works.

Among the wors - the famous painting of the girl with the red balloon, known as "Girl and Balloon". Another Banksy’s work "Laugh Now" – a famous graffiti piece that depicts a monkey with a sign hanging from his neck with the words: "Laugh now, but one day we"ll be in charge."


The Art of Banksy exhibition,  Aotea Centre, Auckland 2018.

The Art of Banksy exhibition, Aotea Centre, Auckland 2018.




Girl With Red Balloon.

Girl With Red Balloon. "Girl With Balloon" is undoubtedly one of his most iconic works. The original work depicts a young girl losing a heart-shaped balloon to the wind.  The girl is seen standing in front of a gust of wind in black and white. The quote "There Is Always Hope" that often accompanies the piece seems to hint at the latter.




At the The Art of Banksy exhibition.

At the The Art of Banksy exhibition.




Pulp fiction. Pulp Fiction Bananas by Banksy in 2002 above kebab shop near Old Station in London . The artwork was removed by Transport for London as it was deemed too violent. Banksy quickly returned. Pulp Fiction shows that Travolta and Jackson hold bananas instead of guns. The graffiti art is an interesting tribute to the outrageous movie, Pulp Fiction.

Pulp fiction. Pulp Fiction Bananas by Banksy in 2002 above kebab shop near Old Station in London . The artwork was removed by Transport for London as it was deemed too violent. Banksy quickly returned. Pulp Fiction shows that Travolta and Jackson hold bananas instead of guns. The graffiti art is an interesting tribute to the outrageous movie, Pulp Fiction.




Trolley Hunters. The Banksy Trolley Hunters was originally released as part of the LA edition accompanying Banksy’s Barely Legal Show in 2006. The “Barely Legal Print Set” is six particular Banksy street art prints.

Trolley Hunters. The Banksy Trolley Hunters was originally released as part of the LA edition accompanying Banksy’s Barely Legal Show in 2006. The “Barely Legal Print Set” is six particular Banksy street art prints.




At the exhibition.

At the exhibition.




Laugh now. 2002. This is a famous graffiti piece that depicts a monkey with a sign hanging from his neck with the words:

Laugh now. 2002. This is a famous graffiti piece that depicts a monkey with a sign hanging from his neck with the words: "Laugh now, but one day we"ll be in charge.". Aside from rats, monkeys are Banksy’s one of the most favourite subjects.




Rude Copper. Rude Copper 2002 was Banksy’s first organised commercial print release. Initially intended to be a run of 100 prints this was changed at the last minute to 250 with many extras also printed.

Rude Copper. Rude Copper 2002 was Banksy’s first organised commercial print release. Initially intended to be a run of 100 prints this was changed at the last minute to 250 with many extras also printed.




At the exhibition.

At the exhibition.




Applause. The work features the label,

Applause. The work features the label, "Applause," held overhead by a Navy pilot. A comment on the glamorization of modern warfare, Banksy produced this work through a process of collage –cutting up photocopies and gluing them back together.




Flag. The piece is a caricature of the famous WW II image, depicting US soldiers raising the American flag during the bloody battle of Iwo Jima

Flag. The piece is a caricature of the famous WW II image, depicting US soldiers raising the American flag during the bloody battle of Iwo Jima




Love Is In The Air. It is a painting of a man wearing a kerchief and baseball cap throwing a bouquet of flowers. The image is reminiscent of images from the 1960s campus and street riots. There is anger and frustration in the posture of the man, bombing the establishment with flowers.

Love Is In The Air. It is a painting of a man wearing a kerchief and baseball cap throwing a bouquet of flowers. The image is reminiscent of images from the 1960s campus and street riots. There is anger and frustration in the posture of the man, bombing the establishment with flowers.




At the The Art of Banksy exhibition.

At the The Art of Banksy exhibition.




Girl With Purple Balloon

Girl With Purple Balloon "Girl With Balloon" is undoubtedly one of his most iconic works. The original work depicts a young girl losing a heart-shaped balloon to the wind.  The girl is seen standing in front of a gust of wind in black and white. The quote "There Is Always Hope" that often accompanies the piece seems to hint at the latter.






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