‘The Art of Banksy’ exhibition coming to Denver Sports Castle

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Banksy graffiti-influenced works often debut on walls, bridges and streets around the world.

Denver — The world’s largest traveling exhibition of genuine Banksy artwork is heading to Colorado.

Held in the spring, this exhibition offers certified and certified Banksy artwork that is rarely seen by the general public.

“The Art of Banksy” features over 100 original Banksy works by individual collectors around the world.

The exhibition will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Denver Sports Castle. Tickets are sold at banksyexhibit.com.

According to the organizers, the exhibition will feature “Flower Thrower,” “Ludo Copper,” and the infamous “Girl with Balloon,” which was shredded at auction in 2018 and sold for a record $ 21.8 million in London. Many of Banksy’s most famous images, including original variations, are on display. Month.

Banksy is one of the most strictly protected secrets in the art world and is known for its graffiti-influenced works on walls, bridges and streets around the world.

According to the organizers, “Banksy’s Art” is not licensed or curated in collaboration with the artist, but rather an individual’s work that remains hidden in a private home or warehouse for the general public to see. Supplied from the collection.

“This is a unique exhibition,” said Corey Ross, President and CEO of Starvox Exhibits, which runs the exhibition with Banksy Denver’s art producer, the GTP Exhibition. “We will never see many of Banksy’s works in one place. At the end of the exhibition, the artwork will be returned to art collectors around the world and may be exhibited together again in the future. Very slim. is.”

Tickets start at $ 39.99 ($ ​​29.99 for children under 16) and offer flexible VIP ticketing options with time limits. For more information, please visit banksyexhibit.com.

“We are ecstatic to perform Banksy’s art in such a special building,” Ross said. “After five years of vacancy, Banksy’s bold work will rejuvenate these almost forgotten walls.”

Earlier this year, the Denver Sports Castle building was purchased by a local partnership planning to refurbish retail stores and office spaces. Construction is not scheduled to begin until 2023.

The iconic building on the corner of 10th Avenue and Broadway was built in 1926 as a Chrysler showroom. It was acquired by the local Gart Bros. Sporting Goods Co. in 1971 and became a supermarket for sporting goods.

Sports Authority acquired the company in 2003, making Sports Castle a local flagship store. The building has been almost vacant since the Sports Authority went bankrupt in 2016.

The redevelopment team is promoting the inclusion of the Sports Castle on the National Register of Historic Places.

Read more: New owner buys Denver Sports Castle and plans to refurbish it

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