• Sale 7835

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    12 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 270

    BANKSY (B. 1975)

    YOU TOLD THAT JOKE TWICE

    Price Realised  

    BANKSY (B. 1975)
    YOU TOLD THAT JOKE TWICE
    STENCILED 'BANKSY' (LOWER RIGHT)
    ACRYLIC, SPRAY ENAMEL AND OILSTICK ON CANVAS
    49 1/8 X 65IN. (125 X 165.2CM.)
    PAINTED IN 2000


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    THIS WORK HAS BEEN AUTHENTICATED BY PEST CONTROL OFFICE.

    EXHIBITED AT BANKSY'S SEMINAL FIRST INDOOR PAINTINGS SHOW AT SEVERNSHED IN HIS HOMETOWN OF BRISTOL, YOU TOLD THAT JOKE TWICE, SHOWS THE PLAYFUL WIT ASSOCIATED WITH BANKSY'S PARED DOWN COMPOSITIONS. YOU TOLD THAT JOKE TWICE OFFERS THE FAMILIAR TROPE OF ONE OF THE ARTIST'S FAVORITE SCAPEGOATS, THE FACELESS POLICE OFFICER, IN THIS CASE ON A WITCH-HUNT FOR THE PAGLIACCI OF PEACE. THE IMPLIED FORCE REDUCED TO A PATHETIC SCENE AND EFFECTIVE FARCE.

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    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.


    Provenance

    SEVERNSHED, BRISTOL.
    ACQUIRED FROM THE ABOVE BY THE PRESENT OWNER IN 2005.


    Literature

    BANKSY (ED.), BANKSY WALL AND PIECE, LONDON 2005 (ILLUSTRATED, PP. 165-164).


    Exhibited

    BRISTOL, SEVERNSHED, BANKSY, 2000.