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Unauthorized Banksy exhibit to open at Fashion District Philadelphia with over 80 certified works, virtual reality

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Graffiti lovers can quickly check out the interactive installation dedicated to the mysterious street artist.

Banksy Was Here: An ExhibitionIt officially takes place from Saturday, December 3rd through Tuesday, January 31st in the Fashion District Philadelphia. Already touring her 15 cities and debuting in Philadelphia, the exhibition features over 80 authentic and certified Banksy works.

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Visitors will see carefully selected sculptures, multimedia immersive installations, videos and photographs provided by private collectors. At the end of the exhibition, guests can participate in a virtual reality experience created especially for the event that takes them on a journey through the artist’s career.

There is also a gift shop and a free audio guide accessible from visitors’ mobile phones. “Banksy Was Here” will be presented in partnership with Secret Philadelphia through exhibition producer Exhibition Hub and live entertainment platform Fever.

“Banksy’s work allows us to look at our everyday world in a different way. It will appeal to everyone who comes to Here.” John Zahler The Executive Producer of Exhibition Hub said in the release: “In the same way, the exhibition design offers a different perspective for everyone who enters.It takes you to a completely different place, totally unexpected and utterly captivating, much like Banksy’s work. ”

Banksy Anonymous street artist and political activist believed to have been born in Bristol, England in the 1970s. He became famous for his freehand graffiti his artist in 1993, known for his anti-authoritarian art that fuses graffiti with installations and performance works.

The artist is best known for his iconic 2006 mural “Girl with Balloon”. He is also known for an incident in which a canvas of what appeared to be his version of this mural was auctioned in 2018. Shred itself after selling for $1.4 million. Other notable Banksy moments include hanging his own artwork on the walls of major museums in New York City and London in 2005, and creating a post-apocalyptic theme park in 2015. I have. DismalandHe also drew a live pig and a live elephant during the show.Banksy recently unveiled artwork Ukraine.

Banksy is known for his installations, but ‘Banksy Was Here’ is not one of them. Despite bearing the artist’s name and showing his artwork, it is not authorized by him.

However, “Banksy Was Here” is not the first unauthorized exhibit of its kind. In September, another unofficial Banksy exhibition, Banksyland, traveled to Philadelphia. In fact, a series of unauthorized Banksy-inspired shows are happening around the world, prompting her own Banksy team to speak out.

artist website Warning: “Members of the public should be aware that there has been a spate of recent Banksy exhibitions, none of which have reached consensus. They have been organized entirely without the artist’s knowledge or involvement.” Please handle them with care.”

If that warning was a little subtle, Banksy’s Frequently Asked Questions “Banksy is not affiliated with any current or recent exhibitions and is nothing like a real Banksy show. Please do not come to us for a refund as they may be crap.”

While the “Banksy Was Here” website itself acknowledges this fact (“Banksy does not allow his work to be exhibited”), it offers potential visitors an “original, authenticated, authenticated” We guarantee that you are viewing a “created piece”.

tickets “Banksy Was Here” starts at $22.90 for ages 4-12 and $37.90 for ages 13 and up. Visiting time is about 60 to 80 minutes. Open Monday, Thursday and Sunday from 10am to 7pm. Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm

Banksy Was Here: An Exhibition

December 3 (Sat) – January 31 (Tue)
Hours Vary | Tickets from $22.90
Fashion District Philadelphia
901 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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