Just weeks after the record-breaking sale of his “Devolved Parliament,” Banksy is bringing his anti-capitalist and anti-authoritarian art online.
The elusive British artist announced the online store for Gross Domestic Product on Instagram, stating that it will encompass a diverse selection of “art, homeware and disappointment.”
Among the selection are mugs, cushions, purses, a disco ball police helmet and clocks with the artist’s signature rat motif, which were all on view earlier this week at Banksy’s pop-up showroom in Croydon, UK.
Also on sale is a “Girl With Red Balloon” t-shirt whose bottom half is shredded into cloth tendrils, as a nod to the prank the street artist pulled last October at Sotheby’s London.
Indeed, “Girl With Red Balloon” began to pass through a shredder hidden in its frame a few seconds after it went under the hammer for £1.04 million (S$1.8 million).