The Banksy Art Exhibition in Mayfair Is a Must-See
Being predominantly a street artist by trade means that catching a glimpse of more than one of Banksy’s artworks at any one time and in one place is often impossible. That is, until now. Dubbed Banksy’s Greatest Hits: 2002-2008, an exhibition at London’s Lazinc gallery in Mayfair is showcasing some of the anonymous artist’s most iconic works until mid-August.
Ranging from stencilled canvases to limited edition prints, the Banksy’s Greatest Hits: 2002-2008 exhibition is a must see for anyone even remotely intrigued by Bristol’s favourite son. Though Banksy himself isn’t actually involved, the man behind the exhibition is art dealer Steve Lazarides, who served as the graffitist’s official photographer and gallerist during the time the pieces were created.
The exhibition really is a unique opportunity to see a variety of Banksy’s most iconic pieces in one place. The gallery will be diving into the gallery’s street-art roots, showcasing some of Banksy’s most well-known artworks, including Girl and Balloon, 2006; an artwork that was voted as the nation’s favourite in 2017.
Together with Lazarides, Banksy staged some of the artist’s most well-known exhibitions such as Crude Oil, Barely Legal and Turf War. Although the pair parted ways in 2008, Lazinc continue to champion the secondary-market when it comes to Banksy Originals and Prints and this exhibition will be no different.
The Banksy’s Greatest Hits: 2002-2008 exhibition is being held at London’s Lazinc Sackville (29 Sackville Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 3DX) and will run until Saturday 25th August 2018. The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm and admission is completely free. Find out more details here.
Last year, Banksy made headlines for opening The Walled Off Hotel, which sits just feet away from the wall that separates Bethlehem from the West Bank of Palestine.