The exhibition was unveiled at the Hangup Gallery in Stoke Newington, in East London, a contemporary art studio that now houses the largest public collection of Banksy’s work in the United Kingdom. Known as The Banksy Bunker, the exhibition houses more than 15 original pieces, made up of rare and authentic, signed and unsigned prints, ranging from 2003 to the present day along with canvas work and sculptures.
The collection includes prints of iconic Banksy designs such as Flying Copper, Laugh Now, Choose Your Weapon and Bomb Hugger that have become famous pieces of contemporary pop art over the past few years.
The gallery also has selected Banksy work to buy, having dealt with over 500 sales related to the secretive artist over the past ten years. Every week sees the gallery being inundated with requests from hundreds of people inquiring about the rare work. As well as Banksy, the gallery houses rotating exhibitions from a range of different emerging and established artists.
“There is currently nowhere in the capital to view a permanent Banksy collection under one roof, so we thought we’d change that. It’s an intimate space packed full of a broad cross-section of his work from the start of his career to present day, so whether you’re a Banksy aficionado or seasoned collector it’s certainly worth a look,” said Studio Director Ben Cotton.
The Banksy Bunker collection can be viewed during opening hours from 12 – 6pm.