Bad boy of the artworld, Banksy is a graffiti artist from Bristol whose work has recently garnered international interest from celebrities and collectors alike. Banksy is at the same time the most notorious and anonymous artist of our time. This British graffiti artist has become widely acclaimed through his astute visual witticisms, publically ridiculing tradition and current events alike. Making references to art history and politics, he satirically comments on culture and ethics. Banksy’s works have been shown in galleries internationally since 2002, and his graffiti has been seen in cities worldwide.
This particular image is a reply to the large amount of housing in Britain that includes lawns of grass and fields, but also these, “No Ball Games” signs. Banksy involves his usual theme of child innocence combined with misdemeanor behaviour, and projects his attitude toward a general sense of authority within British society. This one is of the signed edition of 250, and is in mint condition with a Certificate of Authentication from POW (Pictures On Walls.)