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    Sale 5440

    Post-War & Contemporary Editions

    11 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 173

    Banksy (B. 1975)

    Barely Legal

    Price Realised  

    Banksy (B. 1975)
    Barely Legal
    the set of six screenprints in colours, 2006, on Arches, each signed and dated in pencil, inscribed PP 1/6, a rare signed printer's proof set, aside from the unsigned edition of 100, published by Modern Multiples Fine Art Editions, Los Angeles, with the publisher's and POW Printmaking blindstamps, deckle edges to the top and bottom, the full sheets, each in very good condition
    L. 663 x 1070 mm., S. 835 x 1235 mm. (and smaller) (6)


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    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
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    Saleroom Notice

    The authenticity of this lot has been confirmed by Pest Control.

    The lot is accompanied by the original certificate of authenticity signed by the Studio Director of Modern Multiples Fine Art Editions, Richard Duardo.

    It is not being sold with the accompanying production documents as detailed in the printed catalogue.


    Post Lot Text

    This rare signed edition was published in conjunction with Banksy's first large scale show in America, which took place in downtown Los Angeles in 2006. Billed as a 'vandalised warehouse extravaganza', the exhibition's show-stopper was a live elephant, camouflaged in a flocked wallpaper pattern, standing demurely in a faux living room. The proverbial 'elephant in the room' was, in this instance, first world apathy in the face of third world poverty. The accompanying set of prints include some of the artist's most iconic images including 'Sale Ends Today', 'Auction', 'Shopping Trolleys', 'Grandmas', 'Applause' and Destroy Capitalism'. This particular set is extremely rare, 1 of only 6 sets signed by the artist. It is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the Studio Director of Modern Multiples Fine Art Editions, Richard Duardo, and the publisher, Steve Lazarides.