Banksy Love Plane
BANKSY (British Street Artist, b. 1974)
‘Love Plane’ (Liverpool 2011)
Stencil and Spray Paint on plastered wall
Size: 82 x 114 x 10 cm. (32.2 x 44.8 x 3.9 in)
(Unique) Framed in Frame: clear coated 8mm mild steel with aluminium backing
Excellent and Authentic
(Please refer to department for Condition report)
Estimate: 200,000 – 250,000 Euro
- ‘LOVE PLANE’ was spray painted in 2011 by Banksy onto the side of Norwich House, which backs onto Rumford St car park, opposite the Liverpool War Museum. The piece originally formed part of a 15-feet tall art work and depicts an intricately stencilled black-and-white biplane with a heart-shaped smoke trail and it soon became one of Banksy’s best known Liverpool works.
- Banksy has confirmed the authenticity of ‘LOVE PLANE’ on both his website and on social media.
Another rendering of the stencil, featuring the same plane with a red plume of smoke behind it, appeared in Wapping, London a short while before the Liverpool example, but was painted out almost immediately by the owners of the building on which it had appeared.
(See Hessink’s Catalogue Raisonné of Banksy’s Street Art Work)
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 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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