Weston Super Mare (Unsigned) – Banksy

Title: Weston Super Mare (Unsigned)
Year: 2003
Medium: 2 colour screen print on wove paper
Size: 35 X 100 cm
Edition of 750

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Banksy’s Weston Super Mare derives its title from a small township on the seaboard region of Somerset England, and would later serve as the site for  Dismaland, a historical, experiential installation by Banksy that would bring in over 150,000 visitors and nearly 20 million dollars in revenue to the seaside town. The image is rumored to have first been exhibited at a restaurant in the artist’s native town of Bristol nearly three years before making it to print format in an edition release of 750 prints.

Depicted in the print is a man sitting blissfully unaware on a park bench, not seeing the immediate danger to his left that approaches. Western Super Mare could be commenting on the dangers that surrounds us at all times – that we are not safe even as we sit on a park bench. We interpret this print as a reminder of the threats we overlook if we’re not careful and to live with both eyes open.

In addition to his iconic murals, the elusive urban artist has also released prints in a number of formats. His talent and mysterious identity has made the popularity of his pieces soar and, consequently, they are in incredibly high demand in the art world. Explore the Banksy original art we have for sale here at ArtLife.