Banksy | Grappling Hook

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Banksy | Grappling Hook

Opens: 15 Feb 2022

A powerful statement

In 2017, Grappling Hook was showcased at the Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem.

The work is considered to be the most iconic piece to emerge from the hotel intervention in Bethlehem. It was the only signed edition to be offered as part of this project and was also the first time Banksy had made his works for sale to the public since 2013.

From an edition of just 26, Grappling Hook is an incredibly rare sculpture from the controversial artist.

Grappling Hook

Banksy

Grappling Hook

  • 2017
  • Wood, shellac, acrylic, aluminium, polyurethane, hemp rope and steel
  • Edition of 26
  • Signed and numbered by the artist
  • 60cm x 47cm x 35cm
  • Full Pest Control COA
  • Contained in the original cardboard box with four unique stencils by the artist (as issued)

POA | Over £160,000

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Banksy – Grappling Hook

Grappling Hook

Banksy's Grappling Hook (2017) is a powerful statement on this struggle and was the most iconic piece to emerge from the Walled Off Hotel intervention in Bethlehem. Banksy's described the piece as a "Military grade grappling hook and combination spiritual ornament" (the artist on Instagram, 2017), and compounded the joke by presenting the piece in a hand painted, custom made cardboard box.

Grappling Hook and display box

Grappling Hook and display box

Bonhams

"[the sculpture would] create a particular presence and challenge."

The Very Rev Mark Bonney, the Dean of Ely

On display at Ely Catherdral

On display at Ely Catherdral

In 2019 the sculpture was on show at Ely Cathedral in Cambridge cementing a powerful statement between sculpture and location.

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