Personal exhibition of street art artist Banksy will be held in Russia for the first time. In the exposition, which opens in the capital's Central House of Artists in June, about 100 exhibits will be presented.
"On June 2, 2018 in Moscow at the Central House of Artists will open a personal exhibition of Banksy, a famous street art artist who changed the idea of art.For the first time in Russia will be exhibited about 100 exhibits, including original unique works, 3D objects, rare prints, photos and much more, "- said in a press release of the Central House of Artists.
The exposition is made up of the collections of the Lilley Fine Art gallery, several contemporary art museums, as well as private collections of collectors around the world. For the first time, a special multimedia zone will be created at the exhibition, introducing visitors to the work of a graffiti artist. The exhibition will last until September 2, 2018.
"The mysterious artist, the man -" catch me if you can, "provocateur and joker, he changed the mass view of street art.His ironic and witty work directed against politics, war, capitalism and moralizing, are the subject of hunting journalists, photographers, vandals, art critics and collectors.The so-called "Banksy effect", a huge interest in street art and street artists, which began in 2006, blew up the world art market - graffiti works made on the brink of kitsch, camping at the prestigious auction for a record sum of Banksy Art -. is a modern mythology, wrapped in many mysteries, intrigues, provocations and scandals ", - noted in the press service of the Central House of Artists.
The Banksy exhibition was to be held in Russia in 2014, but then the Manezh exhibition hall canceled the display of his works, reporting on organizational difficulties. It was planned that the exhibition will become the world's largest exhibition of the artist, who retains his anonymity - no one yet knows what he looks like.