The Art of Banksy exhibit in Toronto has been extended

Jun 19 2018, 2:48 am

Toronto’s massive The Art of Banksy exhibit has officially been extended until Sunday, August 19.

The exhibit, curated by Banksy’s former manager Steve Lazarides, officially kicked off in Toronto on June 13, displaying the largest collection of the artist’s works.

The Art of Banksy was initially supposed to run until July 11 but has been extended due to popular demand.

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The exhibit features the famous painting known as “Girl and Balloon” and the controversial work “Laugh Now” – a witty graffiti piece that depicts a monkey with a sign hanging from his neck with the words, “laugh now, but one day we’ll be in charge.”

Banksy, whose identity remains a mystery, is a painter, graffiti artist, and social activist, considered one of the world’s top political artists.

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“This is a one of a kind exhibition – you will never again have the opportunity to see so many works in one place. Once the exhibition is over, the artwork will be returned to 40 different art collectors around the world, and the chances that they will be displayed together again in the future are extremely slim,” said Steve Lazarides, curator.

A new block of tickets for this summer’s exhibit goes on sale on June 18 on the event’s website.

The Art of Banksy

Where: 213 Sterling Road, Toronto

When: June 13 to August 19, 2018

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