Auctions and Exhibitions

Prehistoric Prescience in Banksy’s Trolley Hunters

New York | 18 November

In this video, Alex Branczik explores the brilliant, sardonic wit of Banksy's Trolley Hunters, which will be offered as a highlight of Sotheby’s Now Evening Auction. Although it was painted 15 years ago as an indictment against the excesses of consumerist society, Trolley Hunters has never been as relevant as it is today. After a year wherein fault lines have been exposed in the consumerist system by a combination of COVID and geo-political stressors, and the supply chains which enabled our lavish lifestyles have broken down, the resonance of this image is amplified.

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