A giant collection of Bansky works is coming to Denver.
The Art of Banksy, which claims to have the world’s largest privately owned Banksy collection, will take over a yet-to-be-named Denver location from April 14 through June 19, 2022. Denverites will be able to view more than 100 works by the elusive guerilla artist, including original paintings, prints, sculptures and more. While the exhibition is not authorized by Banksy himself, the works were sold by Bansky to collectors and have all been certified authentic.
“This is a one-of-a-kind exhibition. You will never again have the opportunity to see this many of Banksy’s works in one place,” said Corey Ross, President & CEO of Starvox Exhibits. “Once the exhibition is over, the artwork will be returned to art collectors around the world, and the chances that they will be displayed together again in the future are extremely slim.”
Though his identity is a mystery, Banksy has become one of the most famous and influential artists in the world through his political art. The exhibition features well-known works like Flower Thrower and Rude Copper, as well as early iterations of Girl and Balloon, a painting the artist famously shredded after it sold for $1.4 million in an auction. While Banksy is best known for his outdoor works, the exhibit showcases many of his lesser known indoor pieces rarely seen by the public.
The exhibit is presented by Starvox Exhibits, the group behind theatre experiences like Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience, and GTP Exhibitions, a London-based company that also produced Immersive Van Gogh. The Art of Banksy. The Banksy show will stop in San Francisco and Boston before landing in Denver next spring.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. and start at $39.99 for general admission ($29.99 for children 16 and under). Ticket holders will be emailed details about the location.