Banksy at the World Travel Fair. London, 6 and 7 November 2018.

In Banksy’s own words, as announced 3 November on Instagram:

“Opening my first ever stall at a trade fair next week. I’ve painted a replica separation barrier to promote the Walled Off hotel, ironically the neighbours have complained it’s too tall. We’ll be at Palestine stand giving away free stuff, World Travel Fair, London Excel centre 6th and 7th November. Free to get in if you register online today and pretend to be a travel agent.”

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Banksy’s sculpture at the Palestine stand. World Travel Fair, London. Photo: Elliot Y.

A few days later a new poster was announced. In Banksy’s own words:

“Free Palestine poster.
Be advised we only have 1000 posters to hand out each day at the tourist fair. You can download one from the website at http://www.banksy.co.uk

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Shredding at Sotheby’s. 5 October 2018

From Sotheby’s web:

“In a moment that caught the art world by surprise, Banksy’s Girl with Balloon self-destructed just as the final hammer signaled the end of an evening of auctions in London. The work sold for £1,042,000 ($1.4 million), tying the artist’s record in pounds at auction previously achieved in 2008.

The framed work, spray paint and acrylic on canvas, mounted on board depicted a girl reaching out toward a bright red, heart shaped balloon – one of Banksy’s most iconic images – began to pass through a shredder hidden in the frame.” 

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Photo: Banksy’s Instagram

New section on Banksy’s official web. September 2018

In a new section on his official web, http://www.banksy.co.uk, Banksy reminds us that his own art-shows have been free of charge.

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Screenshot from http://www.banksy.co.uk

The listed shows are:

Unique Banksy retrospective at Lazarides. 12 July 2018

Banksy’s former agent Steve Lazarides opened a unique exhibition labeled “Greatest Hits 2002 – 2008” at his Mayfair gallery. At the center of the exhibition are seven unique pieces from the 2005 “Crude Oil” exhibition. One can also find the original paintings to some of the most iconic prints, such as “Christ with shopping bags”, “Barcode Leopard” and “Trolleys”. The exhibition runs until 25 August.

Photos: R.A.