|TYPE:||Hand-Painted Paper + Cardboard Stencil + Calendar|
|SIZE:||12 x 17 Inches|
|RELEASE DATE: Apr 01 2018|
This RUN contains The Deluxe Set including:
- (1) 12 x 17 Inch Hand-Stenciled "Ambition" On Calendar Paper
- (1) 12 x 17 Inch Laser Cut "Greatness" Stencil
- (1) "Original Banksy Calendar featuring:
- (4) Hand-Stenciled Altered Pages by Eddie Colla
- All signed and numbered by Eddie Colla in an exclusive edition of 40 for April Fool's Day 2018
"April Fools' day seemed the most appropriate Day to release this and here's why...
In October of 2017 I got a message from Colin Day, the director of the film “Saving Banksy”. There was an image of a “Banksy 2018 Calendar” attached, on the cover was my piece “Ambition” which has been stolen more times and by more people then I care to remember. Fucking Brilliant! Some twat set out to make a bunch of dough selling a bootleg Banksy calendar and never bothered to check if the artwork on the cover was actually a Banksy. Additionally, in their mind, my piece was their favorite Bansky, thus being placed on the cover. Flattering I suppose, however further proof that whomever produced this thing is a bit like some knucklehead who meets Mick Jagger, asks for an autograph and goes on to tell Mick that Purple Haze is his favorite Rolling Stones song. Just baffling.
After careful consideration I thought the best thing I could do was to buy a whole bunch, alter them, authenticate them and sell them myself. Despite the disclaimer printed on the back of the calendar which expressly prohibits me from doing so. The idea of being sued by someone who stole and profited from my work seems an irresistible provocation. I waited until well into March to buy these because Calendars get heavily discounted after February.
For this piece I created 4 pages of me side busting the existing images.
It also includes a laser cut stencil of the cover image that is signed
and numbered. You can frame it, use it to decorate your local area, or
your mom's refrigerator or if you're really ambitious you can get
started on designing your own 2019 Banksy calendar. It also includes a
hand stenciled 12 x17 piece signed and number by me. I made 2 different
versions of this calendar both with the intent to outlive their
utilitarian purpose." - Eddie Colla