Banksy V Bristol Museum Copper - Smolensky Gallery
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Banksy V Bristol Museum Copper

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Banksy - Bristol Museum Copper 
 
Medium - Lithograph Exhibition Poster

Size - 42cm x 59cm 

One of four official posters produced for the 2009 Banksy V Bristol Museum exhibition.

In the summer of 2009 Bristol Museum & Art Gallery was taken over by an extraordinary exhibition of works by the infamous Bristol artist Banksy called Banksy versus Bristol Museum. Overnight, the museum was transformed into a menagerie of Unnatural History – fish fingers swimming in a gold-fish bowl, hot-dogs and chicken nuggets. Paintings were placed in amongst the historic collections of Old Masters, sculptures and other pieces dotted around throughout the museum displays. The main entrance was transformed into a sculpture hall, accompanied by a burnt out ice-cream van that pumped out an eerie sound-track of warped tunes, whilst a giant ice-cream melted on its roof.

Before long, people queued around the block to get into the exhibition, some as long as seven hours just to be part of this unique phenomenon. Over 100 works by the artist – most of which had not been shown before – were displayed.