In 2002, the street artist Banksy stenciled a graffiti work depicting an iconic scene from the 1994 film Pulp Fiction in the Old Street subway station in London. The image featured the actors John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in the starring roles from the film, with their guns pointed at a figure offscreen. In his version, Banksy replaced the guns with bananas. The work was painted over in 2007 by transportation authorities in London, who believed the image may promote crime. However, since much of Banksy’s work seeks to expose the wastefulness and stupidity of violence, it is unlikely that this was the artist’s intention. While the original Pulp Fiction lies somewhere beneath a layer of paint in London, collectors can still find screen prints of this iconic work on the market today.
These are the original print exposures in two sheets. Exhibited worldwide.
Provenance: Nick Fellows, Mission Prints Birmingham (who printed for Banksy) Private collection Australia.
Exhibitions The film screens Nick Fellows had kept were purchased directly from him in 2014 along with various rare test prints, stickers and APs. Since then the screens have been shown in various shows, museums and galleries around the world including: Documentation of the shows and works can be found in the links below.
*Palazzo Cipolla, Andipa, Rome 2016 - War Capitalism & Liberty. Curated by Andipa Gallery. *Las Vegas 2019 "“Genius or Vandal?” *Madrid 2020 Banksy "Genius or Vandal?” *Japan 2020 Banksy "Genius or Vandal?"