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Banksy Turf War - Unsigned

Year: 2003
Size: 49 x 35 cm
Signature: Unsigned
Frame: Never Framed
Edition: 600
Medium: 4 color screen print

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Availability: Out of stock

 

Short Description

Screen print on paper

Numbered

49 x 35 cm

Edition of 600

Full Pest Control COA

2003


Description

Banksy Turf War is and edition of 750 (150 are Signed and 600 Unsigned) the print was for sale in 2003 and have the banksy tag and those have not the POW stamp. Signature and numbering on the right in pencil Capturing the likeness of Winston Churchill, Banksy reimagines the political dynamo as a punk rock dissident.


The image is afforded additional layers of nuanced reference and wit through its literal expression of its title, as Churchill's hair resembles grass, or rather, turf. This manifold realization functions to be both clever and politicized, as "Turf War" achieves significance in light of Churchill's leadership during World War II.


Arguably the most controversial street artist in the world, Banksy has developed an entire art subculture devoted to his works. Banksy’s art can impact any location at any given moment. Hisidentity remains unknown, even after over 20 years of being involved with the graffiti scene. He has worked with many different types of street art media and street art types. His work not only includes many powerful, often controversial images, but they may also be found throughout the Internet as viral images. Banksy’s 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,” which examined the relationship between commercial and street art