Paranoid Pictures, 2004
Acrylic and spray-paint on canvas
30×30 cm (12×12 inches)
Stenciled “BANKSY” in red spray paint on the turnover edge
Further signed and numbered /25 on the stretcher
Paranoid Pictures is a stencil on canvas work which illustrates the logo chosen by Banksy for a fictional production company for Exit Through The Gift Shop, an Oscar-nominated biographical documentary starring Thierry Guetta, also known as Mr. Brainwash. It is an obvious appropriation of the well-known logo of Paramount Pictures.
Paranoid Pictures sold 5 times at auction since 2007.
It first sold at Sotheby’s Olympia on 18 June 2007 for GBP 36,000 (USD 71,356).
Paranoid Pictures (an AP version) last sold at Sotheby’s London on 8 October 2016 for GBP 112,500 (USD 139,890).