Banksy – ‘Banksy vs Bristol Museum’ Hanging Klansman


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

In stock


Banksy’s “Hanging Klansman” Poster is a powerful and provocative artwork that challenges the viewer to confront the darker aspects of society. The commemorative poster is 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 “Hanging Klansman” depicts a serene and idyllic landscape with a tree in the foreground. However, Banksy has added his own twist by painting a hanged Klansman in the tree.

The image of the Klansman is a symbol of racism and hate, and its presence in the peaceful landscape creates a sense of tension and discomfort. Banksy’s artwork sends a powerful message about eradicating hate to live in a peaceful world and is another powerful example of Banksy’s ability to use art to challenge and critique. The image is thought-provoking and impactful, combating hate and bigotry in all its forms. Ultimately, the artwork’s message is a call to action for individuals and society to work towards creating a world free of hate and discrimination.

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.