Lot 13
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BANKSY | Happy Choppers

400,000 - 600,000 USD
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  • Banksy
  • Happy Choppers
  • stenciled with the artist's name; signed, dated 2006 and numbered 1/3 on the overlap
  • spray paint and emulsion on canvas
  • 49 7/8 x 72 in.; 126.7 x 182.9 cm
  • Executed in 2006, this work is number 1 from an edition of 3.


Lazarides Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006

Catalogue Note

"Having fashioned himself as a sort of painterly Publius, Banksy surfaces from time to time to prod the popular conscience. Confronted with a blank surface, he will cover it with scenes of anti-authoritarian whimsy: Winston Churchill with a Mohawk, two policemen kissing, a military helicopter crowned by a pink bow. Typically crafting his images with spray paint and cardboard stencils, Banksy is able to achieve a meticulous level of detail. His aesthetic is clean and instantly readable—broad social cartooning rendered with the graphic bang of an indie concert poster." Lauren Collins, "Banksy Was Here," The New Yorker, 14 May 2007

This work is accompanied by a Pest Control certificate.