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Petrol Bomb (2011)
15.7 x 19.5 in / 40 x 49.5 cm
Offset lithograph on white satin paper
Limited edition of 2000 produced by Banksy, plate signed lower right.
This artwork was a souvenir to commemorate the Stokes Croft riots of April 2011 in Banksy’s native city of Bristol. Newspaper front page photos of the riots often featured Banksy’s Wild Wild West mural that also featured a Molotov cocktail. The riots began when police raided a squat opposite the new Tesco Express mini-supermarket in the bohemian quarter of Stokes Croft, claiming they’d had reports petrol bombs were being made there with the intention of burning down the store.