Following cities like Amsterdam, Melbourne, Toronto, Berlin, and Paris, the exhibition of Banksy, the world’s most famous street artist, is finally coming to Budapest. The ART OF BANKSY will present the art of the “unknown genius” through about 70 works, organized by the Godot Institute of Contemporary Art, from February 1st at the Tesla Loft.
Zoltán Sáfár, founder and owner of the Godot Institute for Contemporary Art, said that “The Art of Banksy Exhibition brings us works of Banksy that have appeared on weathered plaster, empty brick walls, and overpasses from around the world, and rethinks the works of an unknown genius to bring their essential message in the form of paintings, photos, and prints.” The exhibition covers the period between 1997 and 2008 before Banksy achieved global fame.
The Art of Banksy exhibit has all his iconic works on display, like ‘Laugh Now,’ ‘Girl with Balloon,’ ‘Pulp Fiction,’ ‘Flower Thrower,’ ‘Monkey Queen,’ ‘Flag Wall,’ ‘Soup Can,’ and many more. Banksy is well known for his outdoor art which can be found in streets all around the world. The exhibition will be open in Budapest for a limited period until the end of April and will continue its tour around the world.
However, it has to be noted that the anonymous artist has not authorized and not curated the exhibitions. The official website of Banksy lists all the exhibitions with the caption “members of the public should be aware there has been a recent spate of Banksy exhibitions, none of which are consensual. They‘ve been organised entirely without the artist’s knowledge or involvement.”