‘Golf Sale’ by Banksy (after), 2021
Originally released at Pictures on Walls' Turf War exhibition, July 18th, 2003.
13.5 x 19.5 Inches
Screen print on 220gsm archival fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 750 (#109/750)
A professionally printed, precise replica made to exacting quality based on the original edition by Pictures on Walls in 2003.
Same dimensions and same edition numbers.
Also each is appropriately stamped “Banksy” in red on the reverse.
*Note: This is a premium REPLICA print using the highest quality materials for fans/collectors who simply can't afford the real thing!
ABOUT THE ART
Banksy has used art as a weapon against war throughout his entire career and is one of the most politically active artists working today. Known for his unapologetic criticism of today’s political, military and financial establishments, Banksy expresses this through his iconic, but ever-pertinent imagery.
A crucial pillar of Banksy’s activism is his stance against all forms of war and violence. Just look to his print CND Soldiers, depicting two soldiers dressed in full combat gear painting a bright red peace sign onto a wall; or Turf War, a tongue-in-cheek portrait of Winston Churchill rocking a bright green mohawk; and Napalm, where he inserts the figure of a crying child from an original photograph taken during the Vietnam War between a cheerful Mickey Mouse and Ronald McDonald.
These powerful anti-war images have perhaps never been more relevant, gaining newfound importance in the light of the Putin-led invasion of Ukraine and resulting refugee crisis.
Banksy’s political views are anti-capitalist, anti-religion and anti-war, expressed with a clever twist. His artworks often highlight the connections between these three dominant establishments, such as in the works Happy Choppers, Golf Sale and Have a Nice Day, which all point to the overlaps between global capitalism and the military-industrialist complex.