Banksy – ‘Banksy vs Bristol Museum’ Dorothy


Medium: Offset lithograph in colors

Edition: Unknown

Size: approx. 42 x 59,5cm

Year: 2009

Description: Official poster for the ‘Banksy vs Bristol Museum’ 2009 exhibition

Condition: Very good


Only 1 left in stock


Banksy’s “Dorothy” Poster is a commemorative poster based on the original painting displayed at “Banksy versus Bristol Museum”. The exhibition ran for 11 weeks, from June 13th to August 31st, and featured more than 100 works of art that explored the themes of rebellion, politics, and social justice.

Banksy’s “Dorothy” depicts the famous Dorothy, played by Judy Garland, and her dog Toto from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. Banksy has added his own twist by painting Dorothy on rusty material instead of canvas with the slogan “I don’t think we’re on canvas anymore”: a pun on Dorothy’s iconic line “I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore”. The unusual medium is seen to fall from a gold ornate frame.


I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore” has become synonymous with the experience of being in a situation that is considered beyond the boundaries of what is considered typical or comfortable. It implies being thrust into a state of unfamiliarity, where surroundings and circumstances are strange and potentially unsettling. It denotes a sense of being out of one’s element, placing oneself in an environment that is outside the norm… In contrast to the movie, we do not have the luxury of simply shutting our eyes, tapping our heels thrice, and reciting the phrase, “There’s no place like home” to instantly transport us back to our usual, comfortable surroundings. As Banksy quotes, “ Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”

During “Banksy versus Bristol Museum”, four original posters were released to commemorate the Banksy vs Bristol Museum exhibition. The collection includes four official Banksy posters, each with its own unique design and message.

The posters are named after the featured artworks, including the Banksy vs Bristol Museum 2009 Hanging Klansman Poster, Banksy vs Bristol Museum 2009 Dorothy Poster, Banksy vs Bristol Museum 2009 David Poster, and Banksy vs Bristol Museum 2009 Riot Copper Poster.

These posters are a powerful reminder of the exhibition’s impact and the artist’s ability to captivate his audience with his bold and thought-provoking works.

The exhibition was a groundbreaking and thought-provoking experience that challenged traditional art and museum curation notions. Banksy’s unique perspective and artistic vision left a lasting impression on all lucky enough to witness a truly unforgettable exhibition.

For those who missed out, the trailer for Banksy versus Bristol Museum offers an intriguing glimpse into the exhibition’s captivating world.