Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Italia e Mediterraneo presents War, Capitalism & Liberty, an exhibition of rare and even previously unseen artworks by the enigmatic entity known only to our mortal minds as Banksy, including original paintings, prints, sculptures and rare objects from international private collections that will go on display for the first time in Rome’s prestigious Palazzo Cipolla museum from 24 May – 4 September 2016.

War, Capitalism & Liberty will feature Banksy’s unique viewpoint on social and political issues with his trademark irreverent wit; from his black-and-white stenciled sandwich board-wearing monkeys declaring ‘Laugh now but one day we’ll be in charge’ to the unsettling image of Kids on Guns.

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President of Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Italia e Mediterraneo, Prof. Avv. Emmanuele FM Emanuele, said of the exhibit: “The exhibition is a far-reaching initiative, a unique platform to showcase the themes that it deals with – war, capitalism and freedom – which seem to be both the primary sources of inspiration for the artist known as Banksy, characterised by a strong component of social protest, and the most current and urgent themes defining our present times.”

The fact that these works are all taken from private collections is very important to the exhibitors as it means that no works have left the streets to appear at this showing. The street art of Banksy being allowed to remain in its natural habitat is essential for it to retain its integrity.

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War, Capitalism and Liberty opens in the Palazzo Cipolla museum from 24 May to 4 September 2016.