One of four official posters produced for the 2009 Banksy V Bristol Museum exhibition.
In the summer of 2009 Bristol Museum & Art Gallery was taken over by an extraordinary exhibition of works by the infamous Bristol artist Banksy called Banksy versus Bristol Museum. Overnight, the museum was transformed into a menagerie of Unnatural History – fish fingers swimming in a gold-fish bowl, hot dogs and chicken nuggets. Paintings were placed in amongst the historic collections of Old Masters, sculptures and other pieces dotted around throughout the museum displays. The main entrance was transformed into a sculpture hall, accompanied by a burnt-out ice-cream van that pumped out an eerie sound-track of warped tunes, whilst a giant ice cream melted on its roof.
Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based street artist, political activist and film director whose real name and identity remain unconfirmed and the subject of speculation. He has created some of the most iconic street art images and his work is in high demand and sells all over the world.