Catch Banksy in Japan in 2020

Japan’s first Banksy exhibition will be held in 2020!

The UK-based anonymous artist, Banksy is famous worldwide for his graffiti street art. He has created quite a few notable artworks with dark humors by his stenciling technique, and his street art works can be spotted at numbers of locations throughout the world. Banksy and his art works have been fascinating people over the past two decades.

Banksy in Tokyo

あの “シュレッダー事件” で有名な「風船と少女」を制作した覆面アーティスト “BANKSY(バンクシー)” 。謎に包まれた作家としてのこれまでの軌跡を、バンクシー自身がプライベートコレクターに譲った珠玉のステンシルアート作品や体感型コンテンツで辿る “TOKYO初” の『BANKSY展(仮称)』が、2020年8月29日(土)~12月6日(日)まで、寺田倉庫 G1ビル(東京都品川区東品川 2-6-4)で、以降大阪巡回も開催決定! 詳細発表は2020年春を予定、乞うご期待!!

Many people may remember him of the Balloon Girl Shredding incident which happened in 2018.
One of Banksy’s works, Balloon Girl, was sold in an auction at Sotheby’s in London for £1.04m. However, shortly after it was sold, the canvas passed through a shredder which was hidden within the frame and partially shredded the picture. Banksy then posted a video indicating that the painting was intended to be shredded completely, showing the painting being shredded with the words: “In rehearsals it worked every time”

The work was renamed by Banksy’s representatives from “Girl with Balloon” to “Love is in the Bin”. After all, the incident resulted the value of the work itself increased as well as gaining huge media attentions globally.

Banksy in Tokyo

Banksy is one of the most popular artists in the world today, and the exhibition of BANKSY has been held at numbers of cities across the world in Europe and Northern America displaying over 80 original works and has been attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors.

And the greatest new has just arrived in Japan! The BANKSY exhibition will be held in 3 cities in Japan:

Venue: 2F Yokohama ASOBUILD
Dates: 15 March to 27 September 2020

Venue: Terrada Warehouse G1 Building
Dates: 29 August to 6 December 2020

Venue: TBA
Dates: October 2020