Sotheby’s S|2 presents the first, unauthorized, retrospective exhibition of works by the internationally renowned artist Banksy, curated by Steve Lazarides.
Heralded as the “Entrepreneur of the Urban Art Scene”, Steve Lazarides was Banksy’s agent from the outset of his career until 2009. The forthcoming selling exhibition features works from that period - sculptures, paintings and prints – which Lazarides considers seminal to the rise of Banksy during the time that they worked together. Included are signature early works such as Avon and Somerset Constabulary, an image famous from the 2000 Bristol Severnshed show, right up to the politically charged Guantanamo Bay ‘Crude Oil’ painting from Banksy’s Los Angeles exhibition Barely Legal.
S|2 is Sotheby’s Contemporary art gallery, offering year-round exhibition programming and bespoke private sales.
With dedicated gallery space in New York, London and Hong Kong, S|2 presents selling exhibitions exploring the work of celebrated artists, such as Joseph Beuys, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Yayoi Kusama, and Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, as well as shows curated by influential art world figures like Vito Schnabel.
A must-see for anyone interested in the recent controversies surrounding the "Steaking Banksy?" exhibition, and a great opportunity to debate the value of Banksy's work.