This unprecedented exhibit of the unknown artist called Banksy, has 150 works from private collections from around the world, spanning the artist’s career that includes original paintings, prints, sculptures, and objects — many being shown for the first time.
The exhibit examines Banksy’s role as a sociopolitical commentator and focuses on his connection with the themes of war, capitalism, and liberty, the primary sources of inspiration for his work.
Curator Stefano Antonelli said in a statement,
“On the threshold of a world living deep transformations, this exhibition analyzes the progress of iconography and performance of these three fundamental expressions of our civilization, through the work of the most controversial and popular contemporary artist and activist: an anonymous British artist who calls himself Banksy.”
This is the first time that the man many consider the best street-artist in the world has been exhibited in a museum. War, Capitalism, & Liberty is at Palazzo Cipolla in Rome through September 4.
(via Mutual Art)