PHOTOS: Exhibition spanning 15 years of Banksy opens in Brussels

Spanning 15 years of Banksy's career, an exhibition of work by British street artist Banksy opened on Thursday in Brussels with 17 original artworks brought together for the first time in Belgium. The works on display are certified by Pest Control, the only authentication authority recognised by the artist. Banksy, who keeps his identity a secret, has not authorised the exhibition itself. Led by gallery owner, Banksy collector and computer scientist Deodato Salafia, 51, the Deodato Art Gallery opened in November, days before Belgium went into another coronavirus lockdown. The country is now facing new coronavirus measures with non-essential shops closed from Saturday. Museums and galleries remain open, however, and about 6,000 people are expected to visit the exhibition which runs until May 22. The starting price of the artwork on display is $50,000, Salafia said.

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A woman looks at a screenprint entitled "no ball game" by British artist Banksy during a press viewing of the exhibition "Banksy. The Brussels Show" at the "Galerie Deodato" galery in Brussels on March 24, 2021. (AFP)

A woman looks at a screenprint entitled "no ball game" by British artist Banksy during a press viewing of the exhibition "Banksy. The Brussels Show" at the "Galerie Deodato" galery in Brussels on March 24, 2021. (AFP)

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A woman looks at screenprints entitled (from L) "love rat", "the crooner", "the donuts strawberry" and "very little helps" by British artist Banksy during a press viewing of the exhibition "Banksy. (AFP)

A woman looks at screenprints entitled (from L) "love rat", "the crooner", "the donuts strawberry" and "very little helps" by British artist Banksy during a press viewing of the exhibition "Banksy. (AFP)

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An art handler walks past works by street artist Banksy, as preparations take place for the exhibition "Banksy, The Brussels Show", that will present the artist's most representative works, in Brussels, Belgium March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES(REUTERS)

An art handler walks past works by street artist Banksy, as preparations take place for the exhibition "Banksy, The Brussels Show", that will present the artist's most representative works, in Brussels, Belgium March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES(REUTERS)

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An art handler shows to reporters works by street artist Banksy, as preparations take place for the exhibition "Banksy, (REUTERS)

An art handler shows to reporters works by street artist Banksy, as preparations take place for the exhibition "Banksy, (REUTERS)

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An art handler shows to reporters work "Love Is In The Air" by street artist Banksy, as preparations take place for the exhibition "Banksy,(REUTERS)

An art handler shows to reporters work "Love Is In The Air" by street artist Banksy, as preparations take place for the exhibition "Banksy,(REUTERS)

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An art handler shows to reporters works by street artist Banksy, as preparations take place for the exhibition "Banksy, (REUTERS)

An art handler shows to reporters works by street artist Banksy, as preparations take place for the exhibition "Banksy, (REUTERS)

PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 07:25 PM IST
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