Banksy’s unauthorized exhibition finally announces location in major sci-fi destination

“The Art of Banksy” exhibition in Toronto. Photo: Starvox Exhibitions

“The Art of Banksy”, the traveling exhibition of the work of the famous street artist, will be presented at the Palais des Beaux-Arts next month, organizers announced on Wednesday (October 27th).

The Marina District Landmark was first built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition and has hosted art exhibits, exhibits, and immersive experiences over the years, including the 29 Refinery “29 rooms” assembly and Untitled art fair in 2018.

“The Art of Banksy,” which is not licensed by the artist but is presented by Starvox Exhibits, the team that brought the popular “Immersive Van Gogh” to SVN West in San Francisco in 2020, is slated to open November 22.

“We couldn’t imagine a better location than the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco to display this private collection of Banksy’s works,” said Corey Ross, founder of Starvox. “… We are extremely excited and honored to have the opportunity to share these works and hope that this exhibition will continue to stir emotions and spark conversations.” “

Banksy, whose real name and identity have never been confirmed, is famous for his satirical guerrilla-style murals that mix familiar images like emblems of childhood and patriotism with a dark humor that subverts associations original images.

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Art managers at Sotheby’s auction house hold Banksy’s ‘Love Is in the Bin’, which sold for $ 25.4 million at auction on October 14 in London. Photo: Dominic Lipinski / Associated Press

The exhibition is expected to feature more than 80 works from private collections, including recognizable images like “Flower Thrower”, “Rude Copper” and “Girl With Balloon”. The exhibition has already toured Melbourne, Australia; Amsterdam; Tel Aviv; Auckland, New Zealand; London; and Toronto, with Starvox Exhibits which estimates it has been seen by 750,000 people worldwide to date.

The original incarnation of the show was hosted by former Banksy agent Steve Lazarides, who started working with the artist in the early 2000s, ending their professional relationship in 2008. In a 2016 interview with Melbourne timeout, around the show’s Australian leg, Lazarides admitted that Banksy “probably hated it.”

Banksy recently made headlines when his painting “Love Is in the Bin” was auctioned at Sotheby’s for $ 25.4 million, or 18 times the price of the work before a device installed in the frame does not shred the room.

“Flag Wall” is seen at “The Art of Banksy” in Toronto. Photo: Zuma Press

“The art of Banksy”: Opening on November 22. $ 29.99 to $ 39.99. Palais des Beaux-Arts, 3601 Lyon St., SF

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