This summer, Banksy fans can take their hunt for the elusive artist’s work off the streets and into a Mayfair exhibition as part of a ‘Greatest Hits’ celebration in honour of the social, political and environmental statements that the anonymous artist has become so famous for.
Lazinc Gallery will be showcasing some of Banksy’s most iconic images - the first UK exhibition allowing visitors to see the artists unique work all in one place – from stencilled canvases, paintings, to limited-edition prints. The powerful show will explore some of the artist’s most well-known artworks, including Girl and Balloon, a piece that was voted as the nation’s favourite back in 2017.
Photograph by Steve Lazarides, 2000
At Dr Jackson’s, we have a special connection with Banksy. Not only does the artist herald from Bristol (the city we call our home), but we’re also lucky enough to have a magnificent Banksy piece on our HQ building.
Paying tribute to Vermeer’s 1665 masterpiece Girl with a Pearl Earring, Banksy replaces the pearl with a security alarm box identified as The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum. We love seeing the spectacle every day!
However, it’s the artist’s ability to highlight environmental issues in a powerful light that captures our attention – from climate change, plastic pollution to the decline of our planet’s future.
On these matters we are aligned with the talented artist: at Dr Jackson’s, we are much more than just a pretty face - it’s in our DNA to be an ethical, sustainable brand and to care for both your skin and the planet at the same time. For this reason, Banksy’s environmental statements really resonate with us. Here are a few of our favourites…
The statement sinks, the ice keeps melting – Camden, north London
A pledge against plastic pollution and the scourge of single-use plastics – north London
Petrol vulture: representing the damage oil pollution inflicts on birdlife – recovered from Dungeness beach, Kent
“I remember when all this was trees” - Detroit
From the toilet to the pool, a satirical look at animal captivity – Dismaland, Weston Super-Mare