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Banksy original to feature at Aberdeen Art Fair

Banksy original to feature at Aberdeen Art Fair

An original Banksy will go on display at Aberdeen Art Festival this weekend.

The British graffiti artist and political activist’s 2002 wheel clamp, graffitied with rats after it was used as a urinal at Glastonbury, will be unveiled to visitors at the fifth art fair at the Music Hall.

Complete with a certificate of authenticity, the piece will be showcased on the Enid Hutt Gallery Stand.

Clarke Hutt from the stand said: "The featured piece was clamped to the rear wheel of a catering trailer at the festival.

"The area at the back of the trailer was frequently used as a urinal by festival goers and the rats were no doubt added when Banksy, a regular attendee at Glastonbury, answered the call of nature."

via STV via STV

Following his most recent installation, a ‘bemusement park’ entitled Dismaland in Weston-super-Mare, it is hoped fans of the irreverent artist will flock to the art fair to see a genuine Banksy piece in Aberdeen.

Mr Hutt added: "At the 2014 [Glastonbury] festival he installed a moving artwork that paraded through the site and with his Dismaland exhibition causing quite a stir, I’m sure the clamp will attract an audience."

Banksy fans will also be able to view six limited edition prints by the anonymous artist, which will also go on display at the Enid Hutt stand.

The Aberdeen Art Fair will run for three days at the Music Hall, with a private event held on Friday before opening to the public on September 5 and 6.

For more information, head to the Aberdeen Art Fair website.

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