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Severnshed, Bristol, 2000


Bristol, February 2000


New Paintings, Photographs, and Graffiti
Extremism in Defense of Liberty is No Vice


When: February 28 – April 3, 2000
Where: The Seven Shed Bar and Restaurant, The Grove, Bristol, England

After moving to London in early 2000, Banksy returned to his hometown of Bristol in February of the same year, where he opened his first solo-exhibition under his own name at the restaurant Severnshed, now called the Harbor House, located in a boathouse at the Bristol docks. 
Many early Banksy originals were exhibited, mostly stencil and acrylic works on canvas. The collection of work on view included the notable Simple Intelligence Testing, a series of four canvases featuring a monkey, which sold eight years later on 28 February 2008 at Sotheby’s London for a record GBP 635,500.
At the time of their release, all artworks were priced under GBP 1,000.

Banksy Talks to BBC ahead of the Severnshed Exhibit

Selected Originals on Exhibit

Avon and Somerset Constabulary
Riot Green
Weston Super Mare
Simple Intelligence Testing
Playmate of the Month
You Told Me That Joke Twice
Meals on Wheels
Attack of the Badly Drawn Boy
Hard Knock Life
Trap Doors