Phillips’ is bringing Banksy to Hong Kong in December with Banksy: Who’s Laughing Now? The exhibition to be held in the St. George’s Building opens November 17th to coincide with Phillips’ Hong Kong sales later in the month. It presents 27 works by the anonymous street artist, including significant and previously unseen artworks like the six-meter long Laughing Now (above) and Girl with Balloon, AP Gold, the now notorious image that introduced Banksy to an even wider audience around the world.
According to Phillips, the show will offer two portraits of Abraham Lincoln, executed after the series of New Orleans murals that Banksy created in 2008 as commentaries on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Miety Heiden, Deputy Chairman and Head of Private Sales: “The works highlighted in this exhibition illustrate the artistic achievements of Banksy over the last two decades. A visionary and trailblazer at the forefront of street art since the 1990s, Banksy has dedicated his career to challenging society’s perception of fine art versus street art. Banksy has been propelled to the forefront of today’s art market and we look forward to sharing these works with both new and longstanding admirers of his work.”