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Galerie Kronsbein Hosts Banksy’s First Solo Show in Germany

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With its upcoming exhibition “Banksy King of Urban Art”, Galerie Kronsbein in Munich presents the first comprehensive survey of Banksy‘s work in Germany. The exhibition will showcase originals and editions by the British street artist.

More than 40 works by the King of Urban Art can be seen beginning April 14 in the Kronsbein Gallery. Among the artworks, “Monkey Queen” with the British queen as chimpanzee, the “Paparazzi Rat,” the well-known hoodie boy with Keith Haring’s barking dog, titled, “Choose Your Weapon.”
Other well-known originals such as Balloon Girl and Heavy Weapons will also be on display at the exhibition in southern Germany, and visitors and collectors can also look forward to seeing Banksy’s portrait of super model Kate Moss à la Andy Warhol in the flesh.

Two policemen smooching, Churchill with a turf Mohican, and over and over again insolent rats – everybody knows Banksy’s pictures. The world’s most successful guerrilla sprayer is, on the other hand, a big unknown. And every headline-grabbing “unmasking” is followed by the big letdown, “It wasn’t him, after all.” And yet everybody is chasing after him. First it was the police, today it is the collectors. While the first Banksys could have been bought for a few pounds, they have now been commanding six to seven-figure sums at Sotheby’s and Co for some time. The critical and subversive stencils that this modern urban Zorro sprays with blinding speed on walls, the sides of buildings, and bus shelters have influenced innumerable artist. For that reason, fellow artists and colleagues from the Urban Art scene are represented in this significant showing of Banksy in Munich.

“Banksy King of Urban Art” will be on view at Galerie Kronsbein, Munich, from April 14 to September 10, 2016.

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Banksy, Girl With Balloon (2004), Courtesy of Galerie Kronsbein, Munich. Banksy, Girl With Balloon (2004), Courtesy of Galerie Kronsbein, Munich.
  • Banksy, Police Kids (2003). Courtesy of Kronsbein Gallery Banksy, Police Kids (2003). Courtesy of Kronsbein Gallery

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