INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ‘THE ART OF BANKSY’ EXHIBITION COMES TO LONDON IN SPRING 2021: TICKETS NOW ON SALE
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PRESS RELEASE HAS BEEN UPDATED SINCE ITS FIRST ISSUE TO REFLECT THE NEW OPENING DATE*
- Launching in May 2021, The Art of Banksy opens for a limited season in the heart of London, Covent Garden
- World-famous pieces including Flower Thrower and Rude Copper will be hung among works rarely seen by the general public
- Following global success and outstanding reviews, London tickets are on sale now at artofbanksy.co.uk
Although we may have settled into Lockdown 2.0, The Art of Banksy announces that the show will go on, and tickets are now on sale.
Anticipated to be one of the stand-out shows of the spring, and coined as one not to be missed, the world’s largest touring exhibition of Banksy Artworks is coming to London. For the very first time, the UK will host an array of unique pieces from the mysterious political activist, satirist and artist, who has spent most of the last three decades anonymously tagging the streets of the world.
On loan from private collectors across the globe, the colossal collection includes authenticated and certified Banksy artworks rarely seen by the general public, alongside iconic favourites such as HMV Dog and Girl and Balloon. Infamous prints, sculptures and limited editions will be scattered across the walls of a vast 12,000 square foot space in the heart of Covent Garden.
From Tel Aviv to Toronto, and from Melbourne to Miami, this acclaimed exhibition has welcomed over 750,000 visitors worldwide. Following Banksy’s Show me the Monet artwork collecting over £7.5m at auction last month, public intrigue around one of the most talked-about artists of the 21st century seems to only be increasing. Decades of rumors continue to plague the headlines as the identity of this world record breaking artist remains a mystery, only fueling the global interest in this hotly anticipated London debut.
Although The Art of Banksy is not authorised or curated in collaboration with the artist himself, international specialist in the Street Art Genre, Chris Ford, successfully steps up to the mark of curator. Chris was instrumental in developing the commercial rise of Banksy’s artwork in the secondary market, successfully placing multi-million-pound works into prestigious international collections.
Chris has co-curated a number of significant public and notable exhibitions including internationally touring show, The Art of Banksy (2014-2018), Banksy: Greatest Hits: 2002 – 2008 (London, 2018) and Street Art overview They Would Be Kings (2016) in association with Sotheby’s Hong Kong.
Chris Ford, Curator of Art of Banksy:
“This is a one-of-a-kind exhibition. Banksy is the most powerful and recognised artist of a generation, who has been completely ignored by the establishment thus far. There is no reason why there shouldn’t be a Banksy hanging in every single major contemporary art museum in the world.”
The Art of Banksy has already received international acclaim from the below:
“A must see!”
“You think you know his work. Until you’ve seen it live, you don’t. Powerful and passionate”
"The Art of Banksy will serve as a welcome reminder of the explosive impact of the artist’s works, and of the powerful potential of street art.
"Basically, this isn’t one to miss"
On sale now, tickets to this long-awaited exhibition are the perfect gift for any culture-seeker this Christmas. Guaranteed to be something to look forward to in 2021, book your ticket at artofbanksy.co.uk now.
Notes to Editors
The Art of Banksy has travelled to Melbourne, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Auckland, Toronto, Miami, Gothenburg and Sydney, welcoming over 750,000 visitors worldwide.
This globally acclaimed showcase features original and authenticated works associated with, arguably, the most intriguing and talked-about artist in modern history.On display are prints, canvasses, screen prints, sculptures, unique works and limited-edition pieces mainly dated between the years 1997 to 2008, the period which resulted in Banksy’s most recognisable and well-known works.
The Art of Banksy is not authorised by Banksy and is not curated in collaboration with the artist. All artworks are on loan from private collectors.
Social distancing will be enforced throughout the exhibition as well as COVID safety protocols in place throughout the space.
How to book
Book online now at artofbanksy.co.uk or call 08440 412001
20 May 2021 – 21 November 2021
50 Earlham St, West End, London WC2H 9LJ
- Mon/Tue/Wed/Sun 10.00 18.00
- Thu/Fri 10.00 21.00
- Sat 09.30 19.00
- (Last Entry 1 hour before closing)
- General admission weekdays £21.50
- General admission weekends £24.50
- Students / children 6 -18 weekdays £14.50
- Students / children 6 -18 weekdays £16.50
- Children under 6 Free
- Fast Track Ticket (Undated) £29.50
- VIP Package £49.50
(Including Fast Track Ticket, lanyard, audio guide
and tote bag with merchandise)
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