Sunday, July 8, 2018

Banksy Exhibition

Few people know his identity, but his Art work is famous around the world.
The mysterious, artistic genius, should be about 40 years old now and comes from Bristol.
When the Exhibition came to Auckland recently, my daughter and I went along to see his work.

Many paintings were on display including the well known Balloon Girl painting which depicts a young girl letting go of a red heart shaped balloon. So will now share a few paintings that I liked
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Hope you have enjoyed seeing some of my photos. When my daughter was in London, she actually saw some of his artwork around the City. Have you seen any of his work out and about?

I hope you are having a lovely weekend and wishing you a happy new week ahead


  1. The one with the ballon is surely most famous. Kate Moss remids me so much of Marlin Monroe on this painting!

  2. Lovely pics! Have a great weekend dear! xoxo

  3. Very cool pictures my dear Very interesting and relevant artist.

  4. I have seen his work in Bethlehem as he is a big supporter of the Palestinian people. A friend has stayed at his hotel there and says it is fantastic.

  5. I have seen his work on the walls in Bristol and Cheltenham - it is very surprising in this day and age with social media, cameras everywhere etc. that he has managed successfully to keep his identity private. He must have some very loyal friends and family.

  6. We used to have the top picture/print on our kitchen wall with the slogen THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE. I really like Banksy's work. Thank's for sharing xxx

  7. Happy sunny Ria☀️💛☀️💛☀️💛

  8. Dearest Carolyn,
    I had never heard of this artist before! But your report made me curious and so I read about him in Wikipedia. Very interesting Streetart with humor, social criticism and great painting talent. I really like the pictures you show - and I'm also very happy about the photo you're on :-)
    Hugs my dear,

  9. I've not see this art but it's very beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Dearest Carolyn,
    Never seen or heard of him but you show us some very interesting work by his hand!

  11. No, I haven't seen any of his art in the flesh (so to speak) just in magazines or blog articles, and occasionally on the TV. I've always liked the balloon girl one.

    My good wishes to you Carolyn, have a happy month of July.

    All the best Jan

  12. Beautiful photos of great artist. Thank you so much for sharing. Kisses, my friend.

  13. Banksy is a great artist, someone who definitely knows how to make people think

  14. I like the first art work of the girl and the red balloon.

  15. His works are eloquent. Thanks for showing us.

  16. I love Bansky works, I saw some of them in London but an entire exhibition dedicated to him sounds so interesting! Lucky you! :)

  17. That's very interesting that the exhibition came to Auckland. We tried to go to it when it was initially in Bristol many years ago, but the queue wound around many streets so we gave up! Bristol has many Banksy artworks around the city, it is exciting when you discover another one. Sarah x

  18. Beautiful photos of great artist.thank you for your sharing. short homecoming dresses


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