SWEDEN GOTHENBURG
GALLERI FREDSTAN
11 MAY - 25 AUGUST
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WITH OVER 80 ORIGINAL WORKS, THIS IS THE LARGEST EXHIBITION WITH BANKSY ART EVER ASSEMBLED!

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“The Art of Banksy” displays the world’s largest touring collection of Banksy’s works, including canvases, screenprints and sculptures. The artworks are on loan from a group of international collectors, some of whom have been supporters of the artist from the early beginning. This touring exhibition is not authorized by Banksy. The artist is not involved in the curation of the collection.

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"A special show"

"A special show"

"Don't miss it!"

"Don't miss it!"
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STEVE LAZARIDES

Banksy’s former agent / The Art of Banksy Curator

“There is no reason why there shouldn’t be a Banksy hanging in every single major contemporary art museum in the world. He is the most powerful recognized artist of a generation that’s been completely ignored by the establishment thus far. I’m proud that together with the collectors we have been able to assemble this collection now being presented in Gothenburg.”

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STEVE LAZARIDES

Banksy’s former agent / The Art of Banksy Curator

“There is no reason why there shouldn’t be a Banksy hanging in every single major contemporary art museum in the world. He is the most powerful recognized artist of a generation that’s been completely ignored by the establishment thus far. I’m proud that together with the collectors we have been able to assemble this collection now being presented in Gothenburg.”

BEHIND THE SCENES

"Photos of the most infamous artist in the world are hard to come by to say the least. In the early stages of the exhibition, we have on display stunning first hand, step by step photography documenting the process of how Banksy would execute an illegal artwork on the streets of London."
/Steve Lazarides

THE QUEEN'S GUARD

"This piece just about happened! Firstly as there was just enough paint in the fire extinguisher to finish the word and secondly I remember a security guard literally turned the corner about a minute after he walked off! Well you’d expect some sort of security there, as the wall that was painted on belonged to the National Theatre."
/Steve Lazarides

BORING

"The Di Faced tenners was one of my favourite stunts... Originally the plan was to make a case full of forged £10 notes with Lady Di’s face on and have someone drop a briefcase full of them down an escalator at Liverpool St station. However, when we told our lawyers they advised against this seeing as he had effectively forged £100,000’s of fake money! So rather than that Banksy got drunk and chucked loads out at Notting Hill carnival. Subsequently, the next day I had a ton of calls from annoyed bar owners as people picked them up and thinking they were real had paid for their beers with them."
/Steve Lazarides

DI FACED TENNERS

"This was a mad idea even for him... This was put up in Trafalgar Square which is probably one of the most heavily monitored landmarks in London. So obviously an ideal place to put up a stencil that said 'Designated Riot Area...' This one had a little more planning than usual as he used an impermanent paint that could be washed off by another accomplice who was on standby with an extinguisher full of water... Just in case they needed to wash away the evidence."
/Steve Lazarides

DESIGNATED RIOT AREA

"This was a very early show in London. Proved that you didn’t need much other than a tunnel, some great images and a load of free beer to put on an art exhibition..."
/Steve Lazarides

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BANKSY IN THE MEDIA

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Calling All Social Media Ambassadors

Help us spread the word about the Art of Banksy as an official “Art of Banksy Ambassador”! Gain complementary access to over 80 original works of Banksy Gallery Fredstan in Gothenburg, Sweden  for you and a friend. Unique content is something we cherish, and with your love of art & culture, your loyal social media following and a bit of support from us, we can create the perfect partnership!

This exhibition is unauthorized by Banksy and not curated with the artist’s involvement. All works on display come from private collections.