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Banksy™ Clock


Banksy™ Clock

Upcycled from an office supplies store, this timepiece features a trademark Banksy rat and is suitable for home, office, or Home Office.

The precision mechanism requires 1x AA battery to accurately mark our relentless and steady ticking towards the great unknown.

Edition: 50
Release Price: GBP 500
Banksy™ Clock is an “upcycled” office clock featuring a rat, which plays an essential role in Banksy’s oeuvre. Running up one side of the clock’s face as if stuck in a wheel, the rodent represents the endless rat race we find ourselves in.
Whether clocking in or clocking off, the rat is forever trapped in what Banksyterms as the “relentless and steady ticking towards the great unknown.”
Originally described as being suitable for home, office, or Home Office, this is a classic piece from Banksy’s oeuvre that while strikingly contemporary, also looks back to his earlier works such as Love Rat, Radar Rat and Gangsta Rat which originally began life as graffiti yet are now highly collectable, editioned prints. These works, as well as the clock provide important reference points to Banksy’s evolution as an artist, in their nods to French street artist Blek le Rat, whom Banksy credits as inspiring his stenciled style.
“If you are dirty, insignificant, and unloved then rats are the ultimate role model.”
In this way, the artist appears to use the symbol of the rat as a way of aligning himself with the wretched and the underdogs whom he often speaks for in his more works.