Banksy Love Plane

BANKSY (British Street Artist, b. 1974)

Norwich House, Rumford Place, Liverpool
Stencil and Spray Paint on Concrete
Size 114 x 82 x 10 cm.
Framed in clear coated 8mm mild steel with aluminium backing.

'Love Plane', was painted in 2011 by Banksy onto the side of Norwich House, which backs onto Rumford Street car park, opposite the Liverpool War Museum. The piece originally formed part of a more substantial artwork, which depicted the intricately detailed biplane, with a long plume of heart shaped white smoke behind it. 

Another rendering of the stencil, featuring the plane with a red plume of smoke behind it, had appeared in Wapping, London a short while before, but was painted out almost immediately by the owners of the building on which it had appeared.

In 2016, the piece was removed from its location by the building's freeholders who wished to preserve it prior to commencing extensive building works and the piece was sent off for restoration in preparation for its proposed display, along with a number of other Banksy pieces from the area, at a street art museum in Berry House, Baltic Triangle, but the proposed display was never realised.

 

The piece has been in a private collection since 2017 and will be on public display at Hessink's for the first time since its relocation in 2016.

It will be auctioned by Hessink's on 18 December 2021.

 

Auction preview hours (open to the public): from Saturday 11 December 2021 to Friday 17 December 2021 from 11.00 a.m. to 16.00 p.m. CET; and Saturday 18 December 2021 from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 CET.

 Auction starts on Saturday 18 December 2021 at 12.00 p.m. precisely.

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Banksy Love Plane
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Banksy Love Plane Original

AUCTION 18 DECEMBER 2021

Auction preview hours (open to the public): from Saturday 11 December 2021 to Friday 17 December 2021 from 11.00 a.m. to 16.00 p.m. CET; and Saturday 18 December 2021 from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 CET.

 Action starts on Saturday 18 December 2021 at 12.00 p.m. precisely.




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