Banksy, ‘Trolleys’ (Coloured)


  • Banksy
  • Trolleys (coloured)
  • 2007
  • Serigraph on paper
  • 50cm x 70cm
  • Signed limited edition of 750 pieces
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Banksy’s Trolleys (coloured) represents, as if it were a rock graffiti, of primitive men in the moment of hunting. The irony that characterizes Banksy’s works does not fail in this screen printing: instead of wild animals, the prey is shopping carts.

This edition of Banksy’s well-known subject has the characteristic of being in color; Specifically, the yellow of the prairie and the blue of the sky stand out while the handlebars of the trolleys are red.

The work was created in 2007 and is signed in original by the street artist Banksy. It is part of a limited edition of 750 pieces and measures 50cm x 70cm. The work is provided with the Pest Control authentication certificate which guarantees its originality.

From the analysis of Banksy’s ‘Trolley Hunters’ (or Trolleys ), the sharp satire is evident: the target of primitive man is not a buffalo or a mammoth, but of the shopping carts, a symbol of Consumerism of which modern man is slave.

The artist shows us a primitive world contaminated by the dynamics of the modern world, disorienting the viewer as typical of Banksy. Works like this thus make us reflect on man’s inability to provide for his livelihood, which depends on the products offered by large supermarkets and the consumer market in general to survive.

The first version of the Banksy ‘Trolleys’ series was produced in 2006 by Modern Multiples of Los Angeles in a non-color edition of 500 unsigned copies. It was part of the Barely Legal Set, which takes its name from the homonymous exhibition held in a Los Angeles warehouse in the same year, an extremely important stage in the street artist’s artistic career.

In 2007 a second edition of this subject was produced in three different formats: a black and white edition of 500 unsigned copies, a black and white edition of 150 signed copies, a color edition of 750 signed copies.

The work in question is part of the latter edition in blue and yellow color, signed in original and in a limited edition of 750 copies.