Banksy has just announced ‘CUT & RUN’ his first official solo exhibition for 14 years at Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art, the leading contemporary art gallery in Scotland’s largest city. The show opens this Sunday, 15 June – 28 August 2023 and opens all night at weekends!
The show will feature work from across his career titled CUT & RUN: 25 years card labour! Stencils from 2008 until 2023 are on display at this historic event.
“I’ve kept these stencils hidden away for years, mindful they could be used as evidence in a charge of criminal damage. But that moment seems to have passed, so now I’m exhibiting them in a gallery as works of art. I’m not sure which is the greater crime”Banksy
‘CUT & RUN’ aims to reveal behind-the-scenes processes of how his works are made, with original sketches on display and stencils that are now new versions of many of his famous works, including ‘Basquiat being Stop and Searched’ (London 2017).
You will find a new version of Kissing Coppers, which first appeared in 2004.
Other popular stencils include Mobile Lovers and the Pillow Fight piece from the Walled Off Hotel in Palestine. Viewers will get to see a close-up of Banksy’s most famous stencil, ‘Girl with Balloon’.
Going Going Gone, the stencil piece of the girl with the heart balloon that was shredded live during Sotheby’s auction will be on show in the deconstructed stage at the show.
The show also includes authentic artefacts, ephemera and the artist’s actual toilet! We also get to see the stencil Banksy used in Kyiv, Ukraine, to show his support for Ukraine amid Putin’s invasion. Read more here.
If CUT & RUN proves popular, the show may then tour. Banksy has been plagued by a number of unsanctioned global exhibitions in recent years.
“While the unauthorised Banksy shows might look like sweepings from my studio floor,Banksy
CUT & RUN really is the actual sweepings from my studio floor,”
Banksy chose GoMA as his favourite art installation is the unofficial Glasgow tradition of placing a traffic cone on one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, the Duke of Wellington statue.
£15 Adult, £5 Child and £10 Student/OAP/low waged/tight-fisted Carers free
Sunday – Thursday: 9 am – 11 pm
Friday and Saturday: 9 am – 5 am the following morning
Please be aware the show contains tight spaces, fragile items and disorientating light effects. If you show up appearing to be very intoxicated, you may be refused entry.
BOOK online HERE.
A limited number of walk-up tickets are available daily from the box office.