MuseumLAS VEGAS. "GENIUS OR VANDAL?" Unauthorised Exhibition of artworks by BANKS

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From November 28th, Fashion Show Mall will be home to “Banksy: Genius or Vandal”, the first exhibition in Las Vegas of the British iconoclast who revolutionized contemporary art and whose identity remains a mystery. The Exhibition conceives an immersion into the mysterious universe created by Banksy and takes you on an unprecedented journey along 70 original art works provided by various international private collectors. 

"BANKSY: Genius or Vandal?" takes us closer to the controversial artistic universe of one of the most influential creators in recent years, through different thematic areas and more than 70 creations that include original works, sculptures, installations, videos and photographs.

The pieces originated from private collections and with collaboration of Lilley Fine Art / Contemporary Art Gallery, are exhibited in USA for the first time.

An impressive multimedia installation created especially for this exhibition will welcome visitors, revealing clues of the mystery artist, highlighting his most important pieces framing his unusual career wrapped in controversy. Amongst his most popular work is an original limited edition art print “Girl with Balloon”, similar to the one destroyed by the artist in an unseen action at Sotheby's London auctioneer.

Genius or Vandal? The public decides.

Slippery, provocative, mysterious.... Banksy, the British artist whose identity is still unknown, is considered one of the main contemporary street art icons. His art, many times satirical, address universal issues such as politics, culture or ethics. The aura of mystery that, by choice and necessity, is perpetuated every time Banksy is mentioned, makes him the mythical figure of our time.

From asphalt trenches, Banksy has challenged the rules of the contemporary art game. His visual protest connected with a huge and heterogenous audience and today he is one of the most recognised and admired amongst younger generations.

In Alexander Nachkebiya words, exhibition curator: "Banksy acquired a status of a phenomenon and is one of the most brilliant and important artists of our time. His work is a challenge to the system, it is a protest, a very well-built brand, a mystery, a disobedience to law...

We want each visitor of this exhibition to be able to decide who Banksy is: a genius or a hooligan? An artist or an entrepreneur? A conformist, or provocateur, or a rebel? Our exhibition has an objective, to show the depth of Banksy’s talent, his multiple layers and dimensions so that visitors think and decide. His work always current and complete, dives into our soul. I assume that for all these reasons that I consider him a genius”.

Organized by EMS Entertainment, “Banksy: Genius or Vandal” arrives to Las Vegas after a unprecedent success in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Madrid and Lisbon, where it was visited by over a million people. BANKSY. Genius or Vandal? will be on display between 28th of November and 5th of April 2020. Tickets to the exhibition:;

This exhibition, as all that have previously been dedicated to Banksy, is not authorized by the artist, that continues to pursuit his anonymity and his independence from the system.

Alexander Nachkebiya, producer of the Exhibition: 

"Banksy is one of the brightest and most important Artists and even a phenomenon of our time. His work is a challenge to the system, it is a protest, it is an extremely well-built brand, it is a mystery, it is a violation of the law... according to our idea, every visitor of the Exhibition will be able to decide for himself: who is Banksy - a genius or a vandal, an artist or a businessman, a provocateur or a rebel? Our Exhibition also shows the breadth of Banksy’s talent - he is always multidimensional and makes visitors think and decide for themselves. His work is always topical, very comprehensive, and sinks into the soul of each of us – I guess all this makes him a genius to me.”

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  • Fashion Show Mall, 3200, South Las Vegas Boulevard, Hughes Center, Paradise, Clark County, Nevada, 89109, United States
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  • Angelo Nikolakakis (Montreal)

    5 out of 5 rating 02-22-2020


  • Vicky Cooper

    5 out of 5 rating 12-06-2019

    Loved walking round and listening to all the meanings behind the art. definitely a genius

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    5 out of 5 rating 11-03-2019


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