“The Art of Banksy” Exhibition Brings Over 100 Original Works

November 3, 2021  18:01  |  News

The Art of Banksy, the largest touring exhibition of authentic Banksy artworks in the world, today announced that it will open this coming winter in Boston. Hosted in a yet-to-be-disclosed location, The Art of Banksy will feature over 100 original works from private collectors across the globe, offering a rare opportunity to view authenticated and certified Banksy artworks rarely seen by the general public. Scheduled to open Thursday, Feb. 17, tickets will go on sale to the public Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. at banksyexhibit.com.

“The Art of Banksy” Exhibition Brings Over 100 Original Works

Photo – Kyle Flubacker ©

In true Banksy style, The Art of Banksy is not authorized or curated in collaboration with the artist but rather sourced from private collections allowing the public to see works that would otherwise stay hidden in private homes or warehouses. The exhibition features many of Banksy’s most recognizable images, including “Flower Thrower,” “Rude Copper” and original variations of the infamous “Girl with Balloon,” famously shredded at auction in 2018 and sold for a record $21.8 million in London last month. The canvasses, screen prints, sculptures, one-off and limited-edition pieces on display date between 1997 and 2008, a period which resulted in Banksy’s most distinguishable works.

Banksy, whose identity is the art world’s most closely guarded secret, is an enigmatic artist and world-recognized political activist. His graffiti-influenced stencil technique, often combined with anti-establishment slogans, is immediately recognizable and never fails to generate immediate attention. Banksy’s works are seen on city walls, bridges and streets throughout the world, but The Art of Banksy offers a rare chance to see a multitude of works up close in one location.

Seen by more than a million worldwide, The Art of Banksy has already generated excitement in London, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Auckland, Chicago and Toronto, with rave reviews from critics all around the world. The Chicago Tribune advised, “try it without smirking or taking a selfie. That’s not possible.” Marie Claire proclaimed it “A must see!” while TimeOut Toronto described The Art of Banksy as “a welcome reminder of the explosive impact of the artist’s works, and of the powerful potential of street art.”


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