I really admire Banksy’s art. The artist always has the intellect to fuse politics, history and art together, which in turn generates a buzz around the world every time he produces new work. This print is no exception depicting a group of cloaked figures typically seen at the foot of a crucifixion in Renaissance paintings. In the place of the crucifixion is a large red sign reading, Sale Ends. This was first created in 2006 for Banksy’s iconic American show ‘Barely Legal’, which took place in a warehouse in Los Angeles in September 2006. Sale Ends has the artist’s usual satirical humour and is a noticeable analysis of our materialistic society today.
Lot 91 : Mark Titchner, British b.1973- And If It Was, It Can't Be Is, 2012; giclee print in colours on Somerset Satin wove
My second favourite print is from the British artist who in 2006 was a nominee for the Turner Prize. Titchner’s work focuses on the exploration of words and language, working across a number of different medias including digital print. His work incorporates references from both a contemporary and historical, secular and spiritual notions of faith. This piece in particular is a great example of his work using text. Titchner’s work has been acquired by museums and private collections throughout the world, including the Tate Modern.
Lot 26 : JR, French b.1983- Self-Portrait in a Woman's Eye, Kenya, 2010; giclee print on Magnani wove
The third item on my wish list is a self-portrait of the mysterious French artist, JR. Women Are Heroes was the third phase of the 28 Millimetres series which took the artist to the slums of Kibera, Kenya, where he covered 2,000m² of rooftops with blown-up photographs of the women who lived there. This image is a brilliant use of a subject to capture an image of himself.