The Art of Banksy
The Art of Banksy
The Art of Banksy tickets are on sale now for the London unveiling of the world’s largest collection of privately-owned Banksy art. The Art of Banksy exhibition has been seen by over three quarters of a million people across Australia, Israel, New Zealand, Canada and Sweden and now arrives for a West End exhibition in the heart of Covent Garden. The Art of Banksy exhibition tickets are going fast, so get up close to the iconic work of this subversive, mysterious and brilliant artist with The Art of Banksy in London now! This may be your only chance to see all these original Banksy artworks in one location – once the exhibition ends, most pieces return to private collections.
What is The Art of Banksy about?
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the original works of one the world’s most provocative and important living artists under one roof. The Art of Banksy is housed in the cavernous, 12,000 square foot warehouse - formerly Covent Garden’s iconic Belgian restaurant, Belgo. Here you will see world famous works of art including ‘Girl with Balloon’, ‘Flower Thrower’ and ‘Rude Copper’. Works showcased have been authenticated, with much work dating from the period 1997-2008, Banksy’s ‘golden age’. Banksy is infamous for his outdoor art, but this amazing exhibition also offers the chance to see his indoor pieces – often less well known but equally inspirational.
Banksy’s true identity remains a mystery – but he is considered one of the world’s top political artists. In 2010, Time magazine named Banksy in its list of the world’s 100 most influential people, alongside household names such as Barack Obama and Lady Gaga.
Five things you might not know about Banksy
1. Banksy is reputedly worth a cool $50million, though that’s probably a conservative estimate.
2. Internet rumours persist that Banksy’s real identity is Robert Gunningham, but some suspect he may be Robert Del Naja, lead singer of Massive Attack or even James Ame, a British graffiti artist who lives in Israel.
3. When he started out, most of Banksy’s art was created freehand before he moved into the use of stencilling in the 1990s.
4. Banksy once paid tribute to French artist Monet, recreating his famous Water Lilies with the addition of a couple of shopping trollies and a traffic cone.
5. In 2004 Banksy printed a bunch of spoof £10 note. These ‘forgeries’ featured Princess Diana’s face and the words ‘Banksy of England’.
What critics say about The Art of Banksy
"If it sounds epic, that’s because it is" CONCRETE PLAYGROUND
"Basically, this isn’t one to miss" HARPERS BAZAAR
"The Art Of Banksy will serve as a welcome reminder of the explosive impact of the artist’s works, and of the powerful potential of street art. And that can’t be a bad thing" TIMEOUT
"The Art of Banksy Exhibition says more about Banksy than Banksy ever could" JUNKEE
“You think you know his work. Until you’ve seen it live, you don’t. Powerful and passionate” NEWSTALK 1010
World famous Banksy works on display include:
· Girl with Balloon
· Flower Thrower
· Rude Copper
You will also be able to see prints, canvasses, screen prints, sculptures and limited edition pieces, as well as less well known work on wood and paper.
The safety of visitors to The Art of Banksy is a top priority, and the exhibition will have COVID-19 protocols in place as follows:
· We are limiting numbers so that 1m + social distancing can be implemented
· Please arrive 15 minutes before your allotted timeslot and our staff will stagger entry
· All customers aged 11 and above must wear a face covering, fully covering the nose and mouth at all times, whilst inside the exhibition
· Contact-free temperature checks will take place as you enter. If you show a temperature of higher than 37.8 degrees, you and your party may be unable to enter the exhibition.
· Please use the hand sanitiser provided as you enter the exhibition. Sanitiser can also be found at designated points throughout the building.
· The exhibition operates on an immersive one-way user journey with separate entry and exit points
· The venue is regularly and professionally cleaned continually. Our on-site cleaning team regularly sanitises common contact surfaces and toilet facilities.
Don’t miss the strictly limited London season in Covent Garden. This exhibition is not authorized by Banksy nor is it curated in collaboration with the artist. It is completely non-consensual. All artworks are on loan from private collections.
- Booking Information
For full COVID-19 entry requirements, click here.
50 Earlham St, West End, London WC2H 9LJ
Additional Details & FAQ
- Access Information
The exhibition is partially wheelchair accessible. A lift is available but due to listing constraints of the building, there is uneven flooring in parts of the exhibition. We are an immersive experience, so the exhibition has low lighting. Please contact the venue directly if you would like further details.
- Cancellation Policy
1. If you test positive for COVID-19, display symptoms, or are asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace you can exchange your tickets.
2. If the show is cancelled due to COVID-19 or any other reason, you will be offered a free exchange or refund.
3. If the show is going ahead and you are able to attend, there will be no exchange or refund available.
We request all patrons wear a face covering when visiting the exhibition, unless exempt. We do not require a vaccine passport or proof of a negative test to enter the exhibition.
The exhibition operates on an immersive one-way user journey with separate entry and exit points.
The venue features a powerful ventilation system with fresh air continually circulating throughout the exhibition.
Please buy your ticket in advance. For tickets purchased at the box office, we are a cashless venue and can only accept debit & credit card payments.
Please use the hand sanitiser provided as you enter the exhibition, and this can also be found at designated points throughout the building.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the event start time to aid with the safe movement of customers around the venue.
- How Does It Work
You will receive a confirmation email with your voucher attached. Please show your voucher on your phone, or print this ticket, to gain entry to the event. The voucher will be checked and/or scanned upon entry.
- Suitable For Children
Children under 6 go free. Students will be asked for proof on arrival
- Where Do I Go
50 Earlham St, West End, London WC2H 9LJ
May 17, 2022
It was quite disappointing… Key assets not on display… weak range. Definitely not worth the cost.
May 14, 2022
Having not seen a lot of these private collectors items, the exhibition was worth a look but for the ticket price was a lot. You can walk around at your own pace and it does get warm as the ceilings are low. The gift shop is really reasonable and did purchase a couple of the large posters 2 x A3 size for a tenner. Would have been nice to have more choices but I'm glad me and my friend went. Take debit or credit card though as cash isn't accepted! Oh and no bottles- they take them from you at the entrance! Thoroughly enjoyed it - nice hour out.
May 3, 2022
Really enjoyed, thought it was worth the admission fee. Thought there woud of been more pictures but there was boards up explaining stuff and also videos to watch. Took us about 40mins to walk around. Well worth a look though.
Apr 30, 2022
Fantastic collection of Banksy’s work with interesting information on his thoughts & passions.
Apr 15, 2022
Loved seeing all his work in one place..staff were lovely and informative. However I was a little disappointed that I wasn't able to get the merchandise that I wanted, that of the girl with the balloon.
Apr 11, 2022
Good exhibition, however, ticket was way overpriced for this exhibition which can be completed in 30/45 minutes.