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More than 100 authentic Banksy works arrive in Bogota for first time

Bogota, Oct 14 (EFE).- More than 100 original works by the enigmatic British artist Banksy, including “Girl with a balloon,” are being presented from Friday until Dec. 31 for the first time in Bogota as part of the exhibition “Banksy: Genius or vandal?”

“You will find around 100 original works, certified by Banksy’s Pest Control office. From paintings, stencils, virtual reality galleries, you will be able to see all the artist’s work from another perspective and another way,” said Andrea Valencia, executive vice president of TBL Live, one of the exhibition organizers. EFE

In Villa Adelaida, a house located in the north of Bogota built more than 100 years ago, the graffiti artist’s works rest in an exhibition that, despite having authentic works, was not authorized by the artist.

Valencia said this is “an unauthorized exhibition” because “part of what Banksy is is that he goes against consumerism.”

“However, all of his works are original and certified by the Pest Control office, which is his own and certifies the authenticity of the works,” she said.

Despite his anonymity, Banksy is considered one of the most influential urban artists in the world and in 2010 he was included by the prestigious Time magazine in its list of the 100 most influential people in the world. EFE


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