“The largest touring exhibit of Banksy artworks in the world” will be on display at Harvard
Running from Feb. 17 through April 3, “The Art of Banksy” will make its temporary home at one of the Harvard Coop’s buildings, at 12 Palmer St. in Harvard Square.
The show will feature more than 100 works from around the globe. The artist Banksy’s identity is not known to the world but he is known as “an enigmatic artist and world-recognized political activist.”
“His graffiti-influenced stencil technique, often combined with anti-establishment slogans, is immediately recognizable,” notes a media release. “Banksy’s works are seen on city walls, bridges and streets throughout the world, but The Art of Banksy offers a rare chance to see a multitude of works up close in one location.”
The show is not curated in partnership with the artist, but the works come from private collections. Needless to say, he won’t be there.
“This is a one-of-a-kind exhibition. You will never again have the opportunity to see this many of Banksy’s works in one place. Once the exhibition is over, the artwork will be returned to art collectors around the world, and the chances that they will be displayed together again in the future are extremely slim,” said Corey Ross, president and CEO of Starvox Exhibits, which is presenting the exhibit alongside GTP Exhibitions, the producers of The Art of Banksy Boston.
Tickets for the exhibition are on sale now at banksyexhibit.com. Prices start at $39.99 ($29.99 for children 16 or younger), with timed, flexible and VIP ticket options available.
Shira Laucharoen is a reporter based in Boston. She currently serves as the assistant director of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism. In the past she has written for Sampan newspaper, The Somerville Times, Scout Magazine, Boston Magazine, and WBUR.