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NEWS - STRONG SALE FOR BANKSY



Home Sweet Home, 2006

Modified oil on canvas, in artist’s frame

80×110 cm (31 1/2 x 43 1/4 inches)

Signed and dated ‘Bansky 06’ on the reverse


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Banksy results in auction are back to strength with a good solid performance of "Home Sweet Home". The estimate was Home Sweet Home, was £1,500,000 – 2,500,000 with the hammer falling at £1,742,000.

No stranger to staging interventions in public space and sparking debates about its uses and abuses, in 2009 Banksy took this practice indoors for the landmark exhibition Banksy vs The Bristol Museum. Taking over the historical building and its collection, Banksy transformed the space into ‘a menagerie of Unnatural History’, disrupting the curatorial logic of the museum as a way of provoking a conversation around who decides which objects belong in museums and why. Alongside larger installations and sculptural pieces ‘adjusted’ in characteristic Banksy fashion, the exhibition took advantage of its location to place objects from the collection into direct dialogue with examples of Banksy’s Vandalised Oils series, radically extending the underlying premise of this body of work as a witty challenge to the art historical canon and the broader cultural assumptions that it maintains. Loaned by the current owner to the Moca Museum in Barcelona, Home Sweet Home has also been included in some of Banksy’s most notorious exhibitions including his Los Angeles debut, Barely Legal and Banksy vs the Bristol Museum.


Home Sweet Home, 2006

Modified oil on canvas, in artist’s frame

80×110 cm (31 1/2 x 43 1/4 inches)

Signed and dated ‘Bansky 06’ on the reverse


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