'Black Rat' by Banksy (after), 2007
Based on the artist's bronze rat sculpture from 2006.
Collab. with sculptures at Black Rat, UK.
9.25 x 7.9 x 4 Inches (figure)
11 x 11.5 x 5.5 Inches (box)
Rare fiberglass and plastic collectible sculpture.
Open Edition (Sold Out).
Embossed 'Black Rat, UK' on reverse.
Comes in original plain white box (with rat's original paint brush included).
Banksy needs little introduction. He is the world's most famous contemporary street artist and yet somehow has remained anonymous.
Being both one of the worlds best known artists and having no one know what you look like is a good example of Banksy's humorous slant on the modern world that can be seen running through all of his work.
His politically loaded stencils have been gracing streets around the world for almost twenty years and the media attention he has received has been unprecedented.
His refusal to conform and work within the confines and prescribed routes offered by the traditional art world captures something important about the ethos of street art generally.
From placing his own works uninvited in the worlds major museums to painting live elephants for his LA show, Banksy has continued to suprise and amuse for decades.