'Own Your Own Dreamboat' by Banksy, 2018
8.3 x 5.9 Inches
21 x 15 Centimeters
Original offset lithograph flyer for charity sale of radio-controlled boat from Dismaland.
Open Edition (Sold Out).
*Note: very good original condition.
ABOUT THE ART
Banksy announced he would be auctioning off one of his sculptures in an unusual way. For a mere £2 ($2.50) donation, anyone can enter to win the sculpture by guessing its weight to the nearest gram or milligram. Oh, and the batteries are included!
The sculpture is made up of a remote-controlled boat – tops speeds of three knots according to the artist – containing more than 30 small statues of children. A plaque attached to the wooden stand reads ‘Dream Boat.’ Ironically, the work is titled How heavy it weighs (2015). Originally part of Banksy’s ‘bemusement’ theme park Dismaland, the sculpture is now on show at the Choose Love shop (organised by Help Refugees) in London’s bustling Carnaby Street.
All donations made to guess the boat’s weight will go to Help Refugees, a UK-based non-profit dedicated to the service and aid of those displaced by the refugee crisis. Choose Love is a charity pop-up store that invites shoppers to ‘shop their heart out’ buying supplies needed by refugees, like a solar powered lamp, blankets, or school bags, but you leave without any bags to carry. Every purchase is directly donated to Help Refugees who then distributes the goods across the Middle East and Europe. Some items also benefit homeless individuals in the UK and US.