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Barely Legal - Full Set

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Artist: Banksy Width: 77cm
Support: Paper Height: 57cm
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Banksy - Barely Legal Full Set

The portfolio by the street artist BanksyBarely Legal is a set of six works named after the Barely Legal exhibition held in 2006 in a warehouse in Los Angeles. In 2007, the street artist created a limited edition of 500 units of six of the works on display at the exhibition. The Barely Legal portfolio is part of this edition: each of the six works is a screenprint on paperunsigned, numbered 55/500 and provided with a Pest Control authentication certificate.

The works of the Barely Legal Set are the following:

Grannies (57x77 cm) - Two elderly ladies are knitting, but the sweaters they are weaving says "Punks Not Dead" and "Thug For Life": Banksy thus creates an effective contradiction between the homely and typically bourgeois scene and the words of rebellion embroidered by the old women.

Sale Ends, (57x77 cm) - In a sharp criticism of consumerism, Banksy refers to Christian iconography and portrays, with his iconic stencil, four women, grieving, prostrate at the foot of a sign announcing: "Sale Ends Today".

Applause, (76x114) - The street artist depicts a combat jet on an aircraft carrier. Near it we find two air traffic controllers, one of whom, as if to incite the crowd of a boxing match, holds a sign saying "Applause". As he often does in his worksBanksycriticizes the war and the spectacularization of it from television and media.

Trolleys, (57x77 cm) - Represents three primitive men at the time of the hunt, but the prey turns out to be shopping carts: a criticism of consumerism and modern man's dependence on it.

Festival (57x77 cm) - A group of people in line for a market stand (at the entrance of a festival or concert) to buy a T-shirt with the words "Destroy Capitalism" on it. Banksy shows us how, despite the punk and hippie look of the people in line, the fight against capitalism is often a contradiction that does not escape the rules of consumption.

Morons (57x77 cm) - It depicts an auction where the auctioneer is selling a painting that says: "I can't believe you morons actually buy this shit". Banksy thus directly affects the art system in an ironic and sharp criticism of its economic and market dynamics.

The exhibition Barely Legal - Banksy: art as social criticism

The Barely Legal exhibition is one of the most important steps in the artistic career of Banksyartist nowadays known all over the world. It opened on September 16, 2006 in Los Angeles, in a warehouse. 

The details of the show were not revealed until the day of the opening and the visitors of the exhibition were welcomed by a 37-year-old Indian elephant, painted with the he same pattern of the room’s wallpaper free to walk around the room. Banksy, using the English saying of the elephant in the room (a metaphor for a huge problem, but ignored by all), wanted to emphasize how real problems are overshadowed in today's society, which pretends not to see emergencies such as hunger and poverty.

This meaning was confirmed by flayers distributed during the exhibition with the words: " There is an elephant in the room. Twenty billions of people live below the poverty line ".

The central theme of the exhibition was the critique of the consumerism and the capitalist model, also strong in the Barely Legal Set by Banksyartworks that, despite their ironic and provocative feature, do not renounce to convey strong and sharp messages.

Despite the artist had an authorisation, the choice to use an elephant moved several critics among animal activists.

Banksy, Barely Legal Set: Prices and Value

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