Banksy uses satire, appropriation, and dark humour often with decidedly political content. While the early works were conceived as typically temporary urban street art. In the last decades he has followed artists such as Keith Haring and moved into gallery-based work.
BanksyNapalm, 2004Unsigned silkscreen print from edition of 500. Unframed size 19.5" x 27.5" (50 x 70 cm) , framed size shown below.
23 1/2 x 31 1/2 in
59.7 x 80 cm
Napalm references the famous Pulitzer Prize winning photograph The Terror of War by Vietnamese-American Nick Ut taken in Vietnam in 1972.
For our latest Viewing Room IAP Fine Art is pleased to offer the print Napalm by Banksy from a private collection. Perhaps an image that seems doubly apt as propaganda machines ramp up in these times of war and tyranny. This print utilises the famous photograph The Terror of War by Nick Ut from the Vietnam war.
Taken on June 8th 1972 the photograph shows the then nine year old Phan Thi Kim Phuc fleeing with other children from a napalm attach on her village of Trang Bang. Banksy isolates her and places her between Micky Mouse and Ronald McDonald, symbols both of American multinational corporate capitalism and invasive culture.
This Banksy silkscreen print is unsigned from the edition of 500, and comes with the necessary Certificate of Authorisation from Pest Control. It has excellent provenance, since it comes to us from a collector known to our gallery for many years, and who purchased it from Art Republic in 2014.
The print is housed in the original Art Republic frame.
Napalm can also be viewed by appointment at our London Viewing Studio located in the historic Spitalfields area.
The studio is within easy walking distance of Liverpool Street, Algate East and Shoreditch rail and underground stations - please call or use the contact form to make an appointment for your visit.
We also have works by John Hoyland, Peter Blake, Chris Gollon, Maggi Hambling, Sandra Blow, Celia Paul, Terry Frost and Barbara Rae on display as well as a selection of unique mirrors by Possible Mirror.