Banksy: one of the most talked about artists in modern history, whose iconic work has punctuated popular culture across the globe.
Following a successful year-long run in London and critical acclaim around the world, The Art of Banksy is coming to MediaCity, Salford from 21 October 2022 – 8 January 2023. This blockbuster exhibition has gathered 145 iconic pieces from private collections across the globe to create the world’s largest touring collection of authenticated and unique Banksy artworks.
This major exhibition has already brought Banksy’s era defining works to over one million people across the globe including Melbourne, Chicago, San Francisco, Sydney, Washington DC, Boston, Tel Aviv, Auckland, Toronto, Miami, Gothenburg, and London. Now the North of England the chance to experience the infamous artist’s most well-known works, alongside those rarely seen by the public.
Visitors can see the iconic artworks that brought the anonymous artist international acclaim, including Girl with Balloon (2002) in three different colour variations, Flower Thrower (2003), Rude Copper (2002), and Brace Yourself (2010) – a work which made headlines when Banksy gifted the painting to the band formerly known as ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ in exchange for the rights to their name.
Discover how Banksy became the most talked about artist in modern history and explore the power of art to affect social change, inspire the public and lay bare the undercurrents of social issues with understated wit.
The Art of Banksy is produced by GTP Exhibitions Ltd. The MediaCity season is presented by The Art of Banksy Touring Ltd in association with HOME. The exhibition is not curated or authorized by Banksy.