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Laughing All the Way to the Banksy? Banksy, London's artful prankster, screenprints some Tesco Soupcans and then Joe Ambrose gets an email

Laughing All the Way to the Banksy?

Banksy, London's artful prankster, screenprints some Tesco Soupcans and then Joe Ambrose gets an email

by Joe Ambrose, Literary Editor (2005-2018)
first published: August, 2006
In the part of London in which I live one is always seeing examples of Banksy's graffiti on otherwise naked walls.

Last week I got this email from Stephen Lazarides:

Friday, 25 August 2006

We have finally received the eagerly awaited Soup Can screen prints by Banksy. As you will see there are a variation on the original design, as they feature four soup cans with gold tops. The first set have been printed on cream paper and there are 54 in this edition, costing £3000 + vat each. The second set have been printed on grey paper and there are 12 in this edition, costing £4000 + vat each. They have all been hand pulled using light fast inks on heavy untreated 250mg cartridge paper. All are signed and numbered. Each purchase will come with a letter of provenance. If you would like to purchase one of the screen prints or have any queries then please contact the gallery using the details below.

Regards,

Lazarides  

Lazarides Gallery,
8 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 4DG .
email: info@lazinc.com,
tel: + 44 02 (0) 3214 0055,
web: www.lazinc.com

In the part of London in which I live one is always seeing examples of Banksy's graffiti on otherwise naked walls. There is an excellent anti-anti-graffiti one on Pentonville Road. There is a good one featuring an urchin dropkicking an ATM on Rosebery Avenue. I like his political work and I hope he makes loads of money from whoring his Tesco soup cans. According to rumors from an unreliable source Mr. Lazarides, who admits to being Banksy's manager, is in fact Banksy. I must visit his gallery and see what I think.

Joe Ambrose
Literary Editor (2005-2018)

Joe Ambrose wrote 14 books, including Chelsea Hotel Manhattan and The Fenian Reader. Joe sadly passed away in 2018. Visit Joe's website which was completed just before his passing, for more info: JoeAmbrose.co.uk.
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