Banksy’s First Exhibition in Taiwan: “The Authentic Rebel”

BANKSY   Abe Lincoln,  spray paint and acrylic on cardboard, 2005, courtesy of  Phillips’ website .

BANKSY Abe Lincoln, spray paint and acrylic on cardboard, 2005, courtesy of Phillips’ website.

Entitled “Banksy: The Authentic Rebel,”—Phillips and Banksy have paired up to exhibit a total of 25 works. The show will consist of the noteworthy British Artist’s signature works, such as the CCCP (2003) multicolored screen print on woven paper, Chequebook Vandalism (2003) spray-painted stencil on card and the acclaimed Girl with Balloon (2004) screenprint in black and red on wove paper.

Banksy's’ identity has not yet been identified to the public. The mysterious artist arises with his controversial, yet remarkable works taking on the corruption within war, capitalism, greed and hypocrisy through paintings, screen-prints and public art.

Banksy started his works mainly on trains and walls of his home city, inspired by the prosperous community of graffiti around him.  

Cindy Yen, general manager of Phillips Taiwan stated: “Banksy is one of the most famous street artists in the world, and we are delighted to present his works to art lovers in Taiwan. Following the booming art scene in Taiwan since last year which captures the world’s attention, we would like to present this rare exhibition to Taiwanese collectors. Taiwan’s art collecting culture has always been extensive, spreading across modern to contemporary Asian and international art.”

The show will be held and open to the public from March 16th-24th, 2019. At the Bellavista B1 Gallery in Taipei, Taiwan.

By SO Kim.
SO KIM is a Fine Artist, Freelance Photographer and Graphic Designer based in NYC.

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