The largest exhibition of Banksy’s work ever! With the help of private collectors from all around the world, a new exhibition will show a vast collection of original works by the famed street artist Banksy. Starting May 24 through September 4, 2016, the public will be able to visit Rome’s prestigious Palazzo Cipolla museum to see over 120 pieces including paintings, prints, sculptures, and rare objects. All of the works are from private collectors, therefore, none have been removed from the street.
The exhibition, titled War, Capitalism & Liberty will examine how social and political events are viewed through the irreverent wit and artistic skill that encapsulates the career of the artist known as Banksy – from his black and white stenciled sandwich board-wearing monkeys declaring ‘Laugh now but one day we’ll be in charge’ to the unsettling image of ‘Kids on Guns’.
Commenting on War, Capitalism & Liberty, Prof. Avv. Emmanuele FM Emanuele, President of Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Italia e Mediterraneo, said: “The exhibition is a far-reaching initiative, a unique platform to showcase the themes that it deals with – war, capitalism and freedom – which seem to be both the primary sources of inspiration for the artist known as Banksy, characterised by a strong component of social protest, and the most current and urgent themes defining our present times. This exhibition is the perfect and natural culmination of a path I wanted to pave through the Fondazione terzo Pilastro in order to give voice to a form of street art expression that takes art out of the museums and shifts it into everyone’s world, making it something that belongs to our daily lives.”
How I wish I could see this show! Anyone up for a summer visit to Rome? Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find there.