14 April—26 August 2014

Banksy: Mobile Lovers

Banksy’s ‘Mobile Lovers‘ came off public display on Wednesday 27 August 2014.

The work was sold to a private collector with all the proceeds going to benefit Broad Plain Working With Young People (part of Broad Plain Boys’ Club & Riverside Project).

Mobile Lovers was discovered on a wall in Clement Street, Bristol in April 2014 and removed by staff from nearby Broad Plain Boys’ Club & Riverside Project. It shows two lovers locked in an embrace while looking at their mobile phones.

The work had been on display since mid-April, when the city offered to display it securely at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, while clarity was sought over the artist’s intentions for the work.

Banksy and Bristol Museums

Banksy’s Grim Reaper

Photo of Banksy's Grim Reaper M ShedIn August 2014, Banksy’s Grim Reaper was removed from the steel hull of the ship and club venue Thekla. It’s now on display at M Shed – read about it on our blog. You can also see Banksy’s Tesco Value Petrol Bomb poster on display at M Shed.

Banksy versus Bristol Museum

Image of Banksy versus Bristol Museum exhibition in 2009In the summer of 2009 Bristol Museum & Art Gallery was taken over by an extraordinary exhibition of works by the infamous Bristol artist Banksy called Banksy versus Bristol Museum.

Read more about the exhibition.

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