After a successful exhibition in New Zealand, GPS Global managed to move the exhibition to Toronto. A very challenging operation as a new art piece was added to the touring collection. A huge frame packed in a 6 meters length and 3 meters height crate which nearly fitted in a B747 combi.
This is the largest Banksy exhibit ever assembled! The Art of Banksy, curated by Steve Lazarides, the artist's former manager, displays the largest collection of Banksy's works. Included in the collection is the famous painting known as "Girl and Balloon" and the controversial work "Laugh Now" – a witty graffiti piece that depicts a monkey with a sign hanging from his neck with the words: "Laugh now, but one day we'll be in charge."
Banksy, who refrains from revealing his identity and does not appear in public, is a painter, graffiti artist and social activist, considered one of the world's top political graffiti artists.
"This is a one of a kind exhibition – you will never again have the opportunity to see so many works in one place. Once the exhibition is over, the artwork will be returned to 40 different art collectors around the world, and the chances that they will be displayed together again in the future are extremely slim,” says Steve Lazarides, curator.
Source : www.banksyexhibit.com