Banksy HMV Unsigned

Title: HMV

Year: 2003

Size: 50 X 35cm

Medium: Screenprint on Paper

Edition: Signed 150 Unsigned 600  

Signed: No


Banksy HMV Unsigned

The Banksy HMV (Unsigned) print was named after a British entertainment retailing company of the same name. Created in 2003, it shows a gramophone next to a dog. The dog is holding a bazooka and points it at the old music player. It could be a symbol of the end of the way we buy music, the end of an era certainly, The Dogs here to stay but the record Players over…

Whether visiting cities in the dead of night and dropping his trademark parachuting rat, opening up the West Bank barrier in Israel with his trademark stenciling

” “The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages.”

Wherever he visits Banksy creates street art with wit and humour, he has built an international reputation whilst still remaining anonymous

“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they’re having a piss,” he says,

Banksy has gained his notoriety through some marvelous projects and stunts that raise awareness for some much-needed causes and issues, He might go from modifying/upgrading street signs and printing his own currency with the image of Diana to illegally placing his own works in some of the worlds most celebrated Galleries, institutions, and sites. Whatever tools or medium he is using to create his Art Banksy has his own signature, you recognise the artists work immediately and it brings a smile, these days its more often to bring financial gain to wherever and whoever owns the property or land where the Artwork has been put up or painted, a recurring cast of by now the usual suspects of Police, Icons, children, Political Discourse and Soldiers—through which the artist crucially hits the nail on the head with his very own unique critique of contemporary issues such as consumerism, Politics, Terrorism, Inequality and dare we say Art and the world it inhabits. 



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