For two weeks in October I was exhorting everyone who did our street art tour to make a short trip to Croydon to check out Banksy’s first UK solo show since 2009 and I got feedback from several people who did.
Banksy created a real world store with items from various departments arranged in a shop window display.
Here are a few of my favourites.
As soon as it closed its shop window display Gross domestic Product opened an online store selling some of the displayed range.
Banksy was very keen that a cross section nof the goods be available at affordable prices to ordinary people, so the sales process depending upon fans applying to buy one piece, then waiting to see if they got luck in what appears to be partially a draw and partially “complete this sentence 12 words or fewer” kind of tie breaker. At the time of writing I am desperately clinging to the hope that those emails have not yet been sent out.
On Graffoto, we have a comprehensive photographic survey and appraisal of the items Banksy displayed as well as his motives, check that out HERE
All photos: Dave Stuart