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There’s a major Banksy exhibition in Hong Kong this month

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Olivia Lai

An exhibition of 27 Banksy artworks is going on display in Central from tomorrow. Renowned for his political and satirical art, Banksy is the world’s most famous street artist and he remains anonymous despite nearly two decades of activity and notoriety.

Although we’ve had works by the likes of Invader and Shepard Fairey here in Hong Kong, there’s never been a dedicated exhibition dedicated to Banksy until now. Selling exhibition Who’s Laughing Now is being hosted by auction house Phillips from November 17 until December 7. During this period you can see some of Banksy’s greatest hits, like Girl With Balloon, Gas Mask Boy and Love Rat, as well as other previously unseen pieces all in person. Visitors are free to walk in and see the works on Mondays to Fridays, but weekend viewings are by appointment only.

Banksy | Courtesy of Phillips

Banksy has made clear his disdain for commercialism – what with his recent stunt where one of his works was shredded immediately after being sold at a Sotheby’s auction – so here’s to hoping that the enigmatic artist doesn’t (or rather, we secretly hope does) pull another stunt that sees his work destroyed yet again.

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