Artist Banksy Mini Double-Sided Collector Edition Jigsaw Puzzle
Title: DUMBO NEW YORK: BANKSY, "One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings"- Diogenes
Jigsaw Puzzle Size: 3.1" x 3.9" (77mm x 98mm) 154 Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces | Double-sided traditional jigsaw puzzle with easel
This beautiful miniature-puzzle comes with a tiny easel to hold your bespoke Collector Edition Jigsaw Puzzle. A double-sided display for double the pleasure! We recommend tweezers to complete the puzzle. The miniature puzzle is completed on arrival and held together for your easel viewing pleasure. It is only for you to decide to break it down and puzzle away!
This special puzzle makes for a great stocking stuffer and the perfect gift-giving item for any special occasion. It arrived just in time for the holidays!
Collector Edition of 100
Signature Details: The two BANKSY photos originally come from a live on-site Vogue Italia shoot that took place throughout New York in 2010. Banksy was famously tagging all around the city while in town promoting the film "Exit Through the Giftshop."
This Collector Edition jigsaw puzzle presents the original artwork Banksy created on a wall in Dumbo New York. The front of the puzzle is the original artwork and the back of the puzzle is another view of the wall after another graffiti artist tagged and vandalized the site just hours later!
Photo Credits: Rachel D. Vancelette | Rachel Vancelette is a Vogue Italia Contributor who has written on Bansky for the magazine since 2010.
PUZZLE ARTICLE: BANKSY IN NEW YORK, Spray Paint and Tagging Back in Town by Rachel D. Vancelette Click slideshow.
Who Is Banksy? Banksy, a street artist whose identity remains unknown, is believed to have been born in Bristol, England, around 1974. He rose to prominence for his provocative stenciled pieces in the late 1990s. Banksy is the subject of a 2010 documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop, which examines the relationship between commercial and street art.
Banksy's artwork is characterized by striking images, often combined with slogans. His work often engages political themes, satirically critiquing war, capitalism, hypocrisy and greed. Common subjects include rats, apes, policemen, members of the royal family, and children. In addition to his two-dimensional work, Banksy is known for his installation artwork.
Banksy's Identity: Banksy's identity remains unknown, despite intense speculation. The two names most often suggested are Robert Banks and Robin Gunningham. Pictures that surfaced of a man who was supposedly Banksy pointed toward Gunningham, an artist who was born in Bristol in 1973. Gunningham moved to London around 2000, a timeline that correlates with the progression of Banksy's artwork. Pest Contol does not verify artworks by the artist.
Artwork: Banksy began his career as a graffiti artist in the early 1990s, in Bristol's graffiti gang DryBreadZ Crew. Although his early work was largely freehand, Banksy used stencils on occasion. In the late '90s, he began using stencils predominantly. His work became more widely recognized around Bristol and in London, as his signature style developed.