Other : Original Single-color Spray/stencil Artwork on Repurposed Cardboard. Special Di
Size : 13.5x9.5 in | 34x24 cm
Condition : Excellent
Purchased from : Auction House 2020
Provenance / History : Original single-color spray/stencil artwork on repurposed cardboard. Special \"Dismaland\" printed in verso
Story / Additional Info : ABOUT THE EVENT
Dismaland was a temporary art project organized by street artist Banksy in the seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England. Prepared in secret, the pop-up exhibition at the Tropicana, a disused lido, was "a sinister twist on Disneyland" that opened during the weekend of 21 August 2015 and closed on 27 September 2015, 36 days later. Banksy described it as a "family theme park unsuitable for children." The aesthetic of the "bemusement park" was potentially inspired by the "Dismayland" series of paintings created by American artist Jeff Gillette, who also participated in the exhibition.
Banksy created ten new works and funded the construction of the exhibition himself. The show featured 58 artists of the 60 Banksy originally invited to participate. 4,000 tickets were available for purchase per day, priced at £3 each. It received 150,000 visitors in the five-week period it was open. After it closed, the building material for the project was repurposed as shelters for refugees in the Calais Jungle where he also added murals.
Certificate of Authenticity : Not Authenticated
LID : 139594
Banksy - United Kingdom
Art Brokerage: Banksy aka Robin Banks British Graffiti Artist: B. 1974. Grafitti artist Banksy is a graffiti artist from Bristol, UK, whose artwork has appeared throughout London and other locations around the world. Despite this he carefully manages to keep his real name from the mainstream media. However, many newspapers assert that his real name is Robert or Robin Banks. Banksy, despite not calling himself an artist, has been considered by some as talented in that respect; he uses his original street art form, often in combination with a distinctive stenciling technique, to promote alternative aspects of politics from those promoted by the mainstream media. Recently Banksy played a prank in New York and set up a booth to sell his artwork. Art Brokerage has buyers for his original paintings and prints. Listings Wanted.