Banksy Gangsta Rat Prints Signed
The ‘Gangsta Rat’ is framed and depicts a rat wearing a baseball cap, chain necklace and carrying a ghettoblaster, first appeared in 2004.
The anonymous artist wrote about his creation in 2005:
“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.”
“If you are dirty, insignificant and unloved then rats are the ultimate role model.”
Banksy has remained secretive and anonymous even after more than 20 years in creating Urban Art. Brad pit wrote about Banksy:
He does all this and he stays anonymous. I think that’s great. These days everyone is trying to be famous. But he has anonymity.
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Banksy Paintings & Prints
Banksy started his early works in Bristol between 1990-1994. Being a legendary figure in the world of graffiti art, he has remain anonymous and he has expressed his social thoughts through his notorious style into graffiti art.
Arguably the most controversial street artist in the world, Banksy has revolutionalized what main stream street art to what is called today, Urban Art. Artwork of Banksy is impactful and adds further mystery that his identity remains unknown, even after over 20 years of being involved with the graffiti scene.
Bansky’s work is presented in different ways from powerful to many a times addressing strong social and political voices. Many of Banksy’s work are found in various parts of London, Bristol with strong messages to the public; sometimes whimsical and sometimes rude.
Banksy’s illustration include many interesting themes that uses apes, policemen, members of the royal family, children, rats and parliament scenes. Many a times engaging political themes, satirically critiquing war, capitalism, hypocrisy and greed.
Banksy was featured in a BBC documentary, “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” which examined the relationship between commercial and street art.
Beyond the shores of the Union Jack, the Walled Off Hotel was built with his works and other renown street artists in 182 Caritas Street in Bethlehem, Palestine.
Closer home in Singapore, Banksy was featured in Singapore Science & Art Museum and presented as Beyond Banksy: 40 years of Street Art