Banky Flag was produced in two colors (gold 112 signed and silver 1000 unsigned with 20 Formica pieces available on Board)
The silver Formica is the most sought-after as 1000 Silver unsigned prints were released as part of Banky’s Santa’s Ghetto exhibition on Oxford Street in London in 2006.
Banksy’s website states: “an extremely limited number of silver Flags were available on Formica from Lazarides. Printed on hardboard, these were signed with Banksy’s signature scratched into the surface from an edition of 20
The piece directly references the infamous photo of U.S. Soldiers raising the American flag after capturing the island of Iwo Jima on Mount Suribachi on February 9th, 1945. The famous photograph would win a Pulitzer Prize and later be used by the artist, Felix de Wildon to create a life-sized sculptural installation for the Marine Corps Memorial in 1954
Banky CND Soldiers