Although Banksy’s works are found worldwide, very few exhibitions dedicated to him are compared. The main reason is authentication, a challenging operation for a character whose identity is unknown. Usually, fakes in art are solved in only one way: with certificates issued by galleries and a verification carried out by consultants and experts. The problem is that even certificates can be falsified, and there are cases, such as Banksy’s prints, in which the gaze of experts can do nothing because these are serigraphs or prints whose authenticity is established only by the artist himself.
At the FORMER International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, the exhibition, “Banksy. Building Castles in the Sky” curated by Stefano Antonelli and Gianluca Marziani, will contain 120 authenticated works that, for the first time, will be presented through an academic and interdisciplinary analysis.
On display are some of Banksy’s most famous works: Girl with Balloon, Love is in the Air (Flower Thrower), Bomb Hugger and Family Target, Gangsta Rat, Mickey Snake, Rubber Ducky, and Maria toxic.
“Banky. Building Castles in the Sky”
250 BoweryNew York, NY 10012
In December last year, Banksy’s Charlie Brown set a record amount at auction.