GANGSTA RAT TILE SHARD

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GANGSTA RAT LIVE on Tile Shard

Print Media:

Spray paint on tile shard. 

This piece has been created using the exact methods the artist used when creating the original. An accurate stencils was created from the original piece (which is currently under our management). The stencil was scaled, and colour matches were used to match the exact paint colouring. Our artists hand-sprayed the finished product using the exact paints as per the original. This is the most accurate replica of the original piece on the market.

Provenance:

This piece has been created using the exact methods the artist used when creating the original. An accurate stencils was created from the original piece (which is currently under our management). The stencil was scaled, and colour matches were used to match the exact paint colouring. Our artists hand-sprayed the finished product using the exact paints as per the original. This is the most accurate replica of the original piece on the market.

About the original piece 

Painted 2011 - salvaged 2016. Location Liverpool.The rat is Banksy’s signature stencil, and has been used .
Banksy produced Gangsta Rat as graffiti art in the streets of Farringdon in 2004, near Moorfield Eye Hospital in 2006 and New York City in 2013 during his painting residency: Better Out Than In.
Gangsta Rat is spray-painted in black using stenciling techniques. It depicts a black rat wearing a baseball cap, a chain necklace, and carrying a ghetto blaster. The character is reminiscent of the New York underground style that was prevalent across the UK in the 1980s and 90s.
The image is an ironic social commentary on the ubiquity of Apple products
Rats are one of Banksy’s most prolific motifs, they take on many personas in his work: a doorman, an anarchist, a protester among many others. As an anagram for ‘art’, the rat is Banksy’s most valuable artistic tool to ridicule society. The rats are personified and often shown in comical situations, poking fun at human flaws.
Banksy explains in his autobiographical 2005 book, Wall and Piece, “They exist without permission. They are hated, hunted and persecuted. They live in quiet desperation amongst the filth. And yet they are capable of bringing entire civilisations to their knees. The book itself has no fewer than 32 different representations of rats from the artist’s early career painted in UK and Germany.Banksy chose two locations for this famous creation – one in Liverpool in 2011 and another at Wood Green London again in 2011.

 

Delivery methods: 

This can be collected from our pop-up store or delivered via Royal Mail (UK) or DHL (international). Please allow up to 7 days for international delivery.

Photos of the original piece:

 

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