Artwork: SWAT Van
Size: 295 x 700 x 250 cm
Medium: Household gloss and spray paint on van
Creation year: 2006
Category: Sculptures And Ceramics
Artwork details : The SWAT Van is one of the most ambitious and important works by Banksy to appear on the open market. Banksy's classic response to fear and tyranny is laughter and in the case of the present work the artist toys with his anti-establishment persona ridiculing the police not just by depicting a scene in which heavily armed faceless Special Forces agents are hoodwinked by a small boy but by doing so on the very apparatus of their strength.
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 2006; Exhibited; Los Angeles Barely Legal 2006;
Exhibition history: Los Angeles Barely Legal 2006