In a statement Martin Jolly SME360’s Founder and CEO said: “SME360 is excited to have been appointed as commercial agents for of The Art of Banksy Exhibition, which is being brought to Melbourne by The Van Egmond Group. We are excited to be once again working with The Van Egmond Group, a company with whom we have had a long term relationship”.
The exhibition, opens on 7th October at The Paddock, Federation Square in Melbourne and will take visitors on a sort of journey, exploring the questionable genius of the world’s most infamous street artist with a retrospective of over 80 of the artists’ off-street masterpieces. Most famously known for his stencilling technique, Banksy’s artwork combines dark humour with underlying political messages and social themes, which have made him one of the biggest contemporary artists of our time.
Curated by the artists’ former manager, Steve Lazarides, the exhibition presents the largest collection of Banksy artworks to reach Australian shores, including the iconic ‘Girl with Balloon’, ‘Flag Wall’ and ‘Laugh Now pieces’. The exhibition also includes three pieces that have never been publicly exhibited. All works that are included in The Art of Banksy exhibition are original works and limited edition screen prints by Banksy himself, which are all unique in their form.
Jolly continued “ This is another wonderful addition to SME360’s growing entertainment vertical “