Banksy recently opened ‘CUT & RUN’ at Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art. This marks his first official solo exhibition in 14 years, and it’s being held at one of Scotland’s most prestigious contemporary art galleries. Interestingly, Banksy has a soft spot for the city of Glasgow due to their tradition of placing traffic cones on top of the Duke of Wellington statue. It seems fitting that he chose this location to showcase his latest work.
“Welcome. If nothing else, you’re going to see one masterpiece today – you just walked by it. For anyone who isn’t aware – the statue out the front has had a cone on its head continuously for the past 40 odd years. Despite the best efforts of the council and police, every time one is removed another takes its place. This might sound absurd and pretentious (just wait until you see the rest of the exhibition) but it’s my favourite work of art in the UK and the reason I’ve brought the show here.”Banksy
The show features a truly remarkable exhibition showcasing the impressive 25-year career of Banksy. This unparalleled display features an array of his most iconic stencils, including the famous Girl with Balloon, Kissing Coppers, Pillow Fight, Mobile Lovers, and Bomb Love. Moreover, this exhibition offers a unique opportunity to witness the mechanics behind his biggest art prank in history, the notorious ‘Going Going Gone’ setup. You won’t want to miss the chance to take a picture with some of his most famous street works, such as the Cheltenham Spy Booth, NYC Sirens of the Lambs, and the captivating couple dancing on top of a bus stop shelter. Prepare to be enthralled by the sheer artistry and creativity of one of the most influential artists of our time.
Exiting the CUT & RUN gift shop, we chanced upon Banksy’s teenage bedroom. The walls and door were plastered with a collage of stickers and posters, while a haphazard stack of tea cups and an old Woolworths bag lay nearby. Military books and models were suspended from the ceiling, and an unmade bed and soiled socks added to the overall ambience. Interestingly, we were granted the rare opportunity to snap a few pictures in Banksy’s bedroom despite a strict no-camera policy throughout the rest of the exhibition. Below, you’ll find some of the snapshots we took during our visit.
Don’t miss Banksy’s ‘CUT & RUN’ exhibition at Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art. See 25 years of his work, including Girl with Balloon, Bomb Love and the infamous ‘Going Going Gone’ prank. You’ll even get a glimpse into his teenage bedroom. Get to Glasgow, and make sure to check out this historic event.
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