4,75 x 7 Inches
Wooden replica of Banksy's 'Peckham Rock' wall art (see below).
Published by The British Museum and sold as a postcard with history on reverse side.
ABOUT THE ART/PRANK!
Banksy's 'Peckham Rock' was originally a rock-shaped piece of concrete showing a supposed prehistoric figure pushing a shopping trolley. This was placed in The British Museum in 2005, accompanied by an authentic looking information label and was there for 3 days before anyone realized something was amiss! One of the greatest street art pranks of all time!
The reverse has a copy of the text from the information label that was originally placed with the wall art; leaving no space to write a personalised message or stamp.
Banksy’s career—filled with art world pranks and political activism—has produced a variety of posters showcasing the street artist’s wry sense of humor. Commissioned by Greenpeace to protest global deforestation, Banksy’s early poster Save or Delete (2002) features blindfolded characters from Disney’s The Jungle Book standing amidst a devastated landscape. In 2005, Banksy pranked The Museum of Modern Art by secretly installing a painting of a Tesco Value soup can (a spoof on Andy Warhol’s famous silkscreens of Campbell’s Soup Cans) in one of its galleries—a hoax that went unnoticed by the museum’s staff for six days and inspired a series of Tesco Value soup can posters years later. Collectible Banksy posters also include promotional prints for his exhibition “Barely Legal” in 2006, his takeover of the Bristol Museum in 2009, the release of his film Exit Through the Gift Shop in 2010, and his dystopian artist playground Dismaland in 2015.