The Art of Banksy hosts some 90 artworks by the elusive creator, and you can see them at a reduced price of £19.50 for a limited time.
When you grow up near Bristol like I did, you can’t really escape the paint-stained spectre that is Banksy. In fact, you won’t really be able to do that in London this autumn, as a big art exhibition dedicated to the artist is currently gracing the capital. The Art of Banksy, which has pitched up in Covent Garden, is the largest touring exhibition of Banksy’s artworks, and tickets are currently available for only £19.50 if you purchase them through Fever.
In an actually very Banksy-esque move, this exhibition is completely unauthorised, with absolutely no blessing from the artist. As a result, the producers have collected the world’s largest collection of privately-owned Banksy art, with ‘Girl and Balloon’, ‘Flower Thrower’ and ‘Rude Copper’ being perhaps the most famous masterpieces assembled. The Art of Banksy displays prints, canvasses, screenprints, unique works, limited-edition pieces and more, covering a period from 1997 to 2008, and also features some of the artists’ lesser-known works for a bit of variety.
Surprisingly, given London’s own connection with Banksy, we’re one of the later cities to get the exhibition, which has already visited the likes of Toronto, Miami, Sydney, Melbourne, Tel Aviv, Gothenburg, and Auckland. (We’ll try not to take that personally.) Organisers claim that 750,000 people have already seen the travelling show, which will be stripped down and returned to the 40 different collectors who’ve loaned their artwork once the run is over. Right now you can find it in a vast warehouse on Covent Garden’s Earlham Street, with the exhibition set to run until late November 2021.
If you purchase your adult tickets through Fever, you can get them for £19.50 instead of the regular £27.50, as long as you go between Monday and Friday before October 22. So, go forth and enjoy the art!
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