An exhibition of artworks by the artist known as Banksy from international private collections
Curated by Stefano S. Antonelli, Francesca Mezzano, Acoris Andipa
24 May  – 04 Sep 2016 | MUSEO di PALAZZO CIPOLLA, via del corso 320 – Roma




War, Capitalism & Liberty are the contemporary issues explored in this museum exhibition through the artworks of the infamous international street artist known as Banksy. This thought-provoking exhibition is to be held at Palazzo Cipolla, in Rome, Italy from 24 May to 4 September, 2016. Curated exclusively from private collections, the exhibition brings together original paintings, limited edition prints, sculptures and rare objects from all over the world to be exhibited jointly for the first time, many artworks of which have never been shown previously. This is a non-profit exhibition characterized by a strong educational and school-focused component compromising of a scientific review of the artist known as Banksy. As a street artist with his roots in Bristol, UK, Banksy is arguably one of the street art’s most notorious champions with global recognition and influence. This exhibition will examine how social and political events of our world are depicted and viewed through the street art of Banksy; from his motif of monkeys declaring ‘Laugh Now But One Day I’ll Be in Charge’ to the chilling image of ‘Kids on Guns’. Banksy is one of most discussed, debated and acclaimed cultural figures of our age. His stark imagery, provoking messages and anonymous persona has captivated international audiences since he burst on the scene in the late 1990s. An urban artist, his media ranges from painting on canvas, screen-prints and sculpture to large installations and even the occasional livestock. His artwork reveals a unique mix of humour and humanity; it is created for the masses and affords a voice for those in – and indeed outside – of society who would otherwise not be heard. A recent example is his commentary on the refugee crisis and the after effects of Dismaland seen in his work at Calais, France. His anonymity and refusal to conform mean that he is as difficult to nail down as is his artwork, and thus a survey of his works has never been officially or unofficially brought together and exhibited in a private museum to a public audience. Produced by the Fondazione Terzo Pilastro this phenomenal museum exhibition would not have been possible without the kind support of private collection lenders from around the world. The exhibition will highlight Banksy’s unique artistic skills, with artworks spanning his entire career while exploring the themese of WAR, CAPITALISM and LIBERTY.


Exhibition curated by: Stefano S. Antonelli, Francesca Mezzano, Acoris Andipa
Production: 999Contemporary / Fondazione Terzo Pilastro
Exhibition design: Arch. Giada Calcagno
Visual design: Fallback ltd., Martina Dahm
Visual production: Preda Grafica, Pubblilaser, Tipografia AGM
Communication: Hot Cherry, London
Educational Services: Sabina de Gregori
Guide: Senza titolo Srl
Photography: Dario Lasagni
Condition report: Montenovi srl
Logistics: Montenovi srl
Insurance: Llyods London
Security: Sipro – Sicurezza Professionale
Security system: Metrovox
Safety Coordination: Angelo Giuseppe Amodeo

List of lenders: Andipa Gallery Collection, “A-non-anus Collector”, Australia, Chris Walker Collection, Dott. Ing. Alessia Osti, Dr Robert Bertram Collection, Kirby – Private Collection, N D.Lieder, Private Collection, Antwerp, Belgium, Private Collection of Dr Jules Eden, Private Collection of Gil Carvalho, Richard Forrest Cover Art Collection, Simon Siggs Tattoo Artist, Stef & Jo, D’Andrea Collection, The Folco Collection, The Green Family

* Sincere thanks to all the other private collectors who prefer to remain anonymous, and all those who, each in their own way, have contributed to the production of the exhibition