Moco Museum brings Banksy to the streets of Amsterdam

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Moco Museum brings Banksy to the streets of Amsterdam

Banksy: Laugh Now, an exhibition organised by Moco Museum Amsterdam is taking place until July 3, 2016. The exhibition contains around 50 original works by Street Art legend Banksy. For the first time in history there is a Banksy exhibition in a museum.

Moco Museum brings Banksy to the streets of Amsterdam

Banksy: Laugh Now, an exhibition organised by Moco Museum Amsterdam is extended until October 30, 2016. The exhibition contains around 50 original works by Street Art legend Banksy. For the first time in history there is a Banksy exhibition in a museum.

Moco museum is displaying all his famous works like Laugh Now, Barcode, Girl with Balloon, Kids on Guns, Pulp Fiction, Flower Thrower, Monkey Queen, Kate Moss, Bomb Hugger, Soup Can and many more. The main piece during this exhibition is the painting “Beanfield”, which is 2,5 x 3,5 meters. This piece has not been on display since 2009. A very important canvas that characterises Banksy as an activist artist. Banksy is well known for his outdoor art. You can find his pieces of street art all around the world. However, Banksy also makes art for indoors, original and unique works on canvas, wood and paper among them.

On July 9 Moco Museum Amsterdam permanently added ‘Heart Boy’ - an important street piece by Street Art legend Banksy - to their collection. The piece, weighing over 2000 kg was installed in the garden in front of the museum and is open to the public free of charge. Never before a street piece of the activist artist was placed in Amsterdam.

Banksy (Brits, 1974) Heart Boy, 2009. Afmetingen: 220cm x 110cm x 45 cm. Materialen: Zwart aerosol stencil, roze acrylic op white-washed baksteen. Gewicht: 2000 kg

Image on top: Banksy, Heart Boy (in situ w. Faile mural), courtesy Moco Museum Amsterdam.

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