Sotheby's S|2 Gallery, London Acquired from the above by the present owner
This work is accompanied by a Pest Control certificate
London, Sotheby's S|2 Gallery, Banksy - The Unauthorised Retrospective - Curated by Steve Lazarides, 11 June - 25 July 2014, lot 6
Imagine a city where graffiti wasn't illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big businesses. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall – it's wet.
This work is in good condition. There are gentle wear and handling marks on the edges and corners. Gentle stretcher mark can be found in the centre with hairline craquelures along, and hairline crarquelures throughout the work. There is minor soiling to the turnover edge of the upper left corner. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet light. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."