Harrogate: Opening night for Banksy exhibition
Source: Yorkshire Evening Post, written by Charles Heslett
20th November 2009
The biggest exhibition in the north of screenprints by street artist Banksy opens in Harrogate tonight.
Banksy: Due North will feature a selection of the illusive artist’s most iconic and sought after works.
The show of 25 prints, at the John Mackie Gallery, includes the Andy Warhol-inspired portrait of Kate Moss and the classic ‘Sale Ends’ and ‘Destroy Capitalism’ silkscreens.
These have not been shown in public since their release at the ‘Barely Legal’ exhibition in Los Angeles in 2006.
The show has been organised by RedHouse Originals and runs until December 5.
One of RedHouse’s directors Richard McTague said: “It’s an exhibition with many prints from private collections, although there are some for sale.
“These range from £2,000 for signed works to the likes of the Kate Moss screenprint which is around £30,000.
“John Mackie, who is also an artist in his own right, will be unveiling a collection of his latest paintings.”
The gallery is at 15 Cheltenham Mount. It is open Monday to Saturday from 11am-5.30pm. Call 01423 884400 or 07984 781127, or log on to www.redhouseoriginals.com.