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Italy: Massive Banksy expo goes on show in Rome, without artist’s consent02:22

Italy: Massive Banksy expo goes on show in Rome, without artist’s consent

Italy, Rome
May 24, 2016 at 07:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

A major retrospective of work from the street artist Banksy went on show in Rome's Palazzo Cipolla museum, Monday, the first time such a large number of the artist's pieces have been brought together from private collections in a single show. Despite being such an extensive selection, Banky was not involved in any part of the exhibition's organisation.

The collection, dubbed 'War, Capitalism & Liberty', features more than 120 artworks all coming from private collectors, including sculptures, stencils, and other works.

Art dealer Acoris Andipa described Banksy's appeal to the public by saying "I think the subjects of Banksy are incredibly intelligent. I think they all have a poignant story, sometimes it's very humorous, sometimes it's very witty, sometimes it's a bittersweet pill. He's talking politics, social, politics of war, capitalism and liberty which is what we are focusing on him."

The Bristol-based artist himself has not taken any part in the preparation or planning of the exhibition. His artworks went on show to the public on Tuesday, with the exhibition running until September 4.

Italy: Massive Banksy expo goes on show in Rome, without artist’s consent02:22
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A major retrospective of work from the street artist Banksy went on show in Rome's Palazzo Cipolla museum, Monday, the first time such a large number of the artist's pieces have been brought together from private collections in a single show. Despite being such an extensive selection, Banky was not involved in any part of the exhibition's organisation.

The collection, dubbed 'War, Capitalism & Liberty', features more than 120 artworks all coming from private collectors, including sculptures, stencils, and other works.

Art dealer Acoris Andipa described Banksy's appeal to the public by saying "I think the subjects of Banksy are incredibly intelligent. I think they all have a poignant story, sometimes it's very humorous, sometimes it's very witty, sometimes it's a bittersweet pill. He's talking politics, social, politics of war, capitalism and liberty which is what we are focusing on him."

The Bristol-based artist himself has not taken any part in the preparation or planning of the exhibition. His artworks went on show to the public on Tuesday, with the exhibition running until September 4.

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