Curated by Bristol born gallery owner Steve Lazarides, The Unauthorised Retrospective brings together over 70 paintings, sculptures and prints from the most famous graffiti artist of his generation, Banksy.
This selling exhibition is being held at Sotheby’s S|2 gallery in London and features many works which have never been seen before, having been purchased directly from Lazarides and Banksy at the moment they were produced.
This is the first major exhibition of works by Banksy on the secondary market and also ranks as one of the biggest shows of his art ever staged. This exceptional event will run from 11 June to 25 July 2014, providing a unique opportunity to see the full range of Banksy’s best-known works together in one location.
Some of works selected for this retrospective include: Avon & Somerset Constabulary (2001), Burger King (c.2006), Monkey Queen (2001), Sunflowers from Petrol Station (2005) and Morons (Gold Frame) (2006). Prices will range from £4,000 to over £500,000. For more on the Banksy Unauthorised Retrospective visit the Sotheby’s website
Monkey Queen: Stencilled with the artist’s name on the right lateral edge.
Oil and emulsion on canvas. 92 by 92cm.; 36. by 36.in.
Executed in 2001, this work is unique.
Exhibited Glasgow, The Arches, Peace is Tough, 2001
Kate Moss: signed, dated 05 and numbered AP/04; signed by Kate Moss
Screenprint on paper. 70 by 70cm.; 27. by 27.in.
This work is an artist’s proof aside from an edition of 12.
Bronze Rat: Incised with the artist’s signature and dated 06 on the underside.
Bronze 25 by 30 by 18cm.; 9. by 11. by 7.in.
This work is from an edition of 12.
Exhibited Los Angeles, Barely Legal, 2006
Avon and Somerset Constabulary: Stencilled with the artist’s name.
Acrylic and spraypaint stencil on canvas, 61 by 61cm.; 24 by 24in.;
Executed in 2001
All images courtesy of Sotheby’s