Artificial is a private client, appointment only art dealership and consultancy. Works of art offered for sale span various disciplines, including: sculpture, photography and print-making.
Specializing in original works on paper including signed limited edition prints, drawings and paintings, we also offer artists multiples and unique pieces.
To enquire about a work simply contact us by telephone or e-mail and we would be happy to discuss your requirements.
Viewing may also be arranged by appointment.
BANKSY EXHIBITION - N.Y.C. (DECEMBER 2ND - 29TH, 2007)
We will be participating in a selling show of the works of Banksy - his first in New York - which will open to the public on December 2nd, 2007.
The show will be held at:
Vanina Holasek Gallery
502 West 27th Street
New York, NY
Tel: 212 367 9093
Works on paper, a variety of originals (both on canvas and architectural materials) and some which have never been exhibited or been seen in public previously, will all be offered for sale - some for the very first time.
LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANKSY:
Think you haven't heard of Banksy? Think you don't know who he is?
Let us remind you; whilst others spray their names, Banksy paints pictures, pictures that have made Banksy a household name.
He is the most controversial and downright interesting graffiti artist at large in the UK today and the chances are that you have already heard of, or seen some of his work, smiled and moved on.
Variously described as a "guerrilla artist", an "art terrorist" or - by those of a more prosaic turn of phrase - as a "prankster", Banksy is someone for whom celebrity is anathema. So much so that he has never let the world know his real name - and he has never even posed for a photograph. And yet everybody is talking about him - he is unknown but his work is unmistakable.
He's the maniac who got on the news for managing to smuggle one of his pieces of art into Tate Britain and embarrassed everyone because nobody seemed to notice...
He's the wit behind the stencilled "Mind the Crap" writing that appeared overnight on the steps to Tate Modern.
He is the prankster who smuggled 500 alternative copies of the Paris Hilton CD into record stores.
He is the subversive who placed a life-size replica of a Guantanamo Bay detainee in Disneyland.
He's the jester who gave LA a painted elephant.
He is the trickster whose hoax cave painting of a man pushing a supermarket trolley sat in the British Museum unnoticed for three days.
He is the infiltrator who, disguised as a pensioner, hung his perfectly framed pieces in the Metropolitan, MoMA, Brooklyn Museum and his 'dead beetle with glued on sidewinder missiles and satellite dish' had pride of place in the Museum of Natural History N.Y.C..
Is Banksy the new Warhol? Following record auction sales of both Warhol and Banksy, critics have examined the similarities in both aesthetic and content between the two artists, their interest in celebrity culture, and their examination of social values and like Warhol, Banksy has become a darling of the stars, with his works gracing the homes of Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jude Law, Damien Hirst, Kate Moss, Robbie Williams.
Banksy is undoubtedly a major player in terms of advancing the envelope of what art is with the result that over the past several years, his art has escalated in value faster than pretty much any substance known to man.
He is a visionary, the leader of a new artistic movement and the anonymous poster boy for free speech.
Come and see what all the fuss is about at the
Vanina Holasek Gallery: 502 West 27th Street New York, NY 10001.
December 2nd -29th, 2007.