Hand-stencilled UV print on OSB board with resin finish
Varied edition of ten
50cm x 70 cm
Signed and numbered
The Anonymous series features photo portraits of Banksy by Steve Lazarides, hand-stencilled by Steve to retain the artists' prized anonymity.
Although intended to be a regular, definitive press shot this particular portrait of Banksy never made it into print anywhere. That's life in the creative industries. The gentleman doing the pouring is one of his indefatigable team of fearless assistants.
I took the photo in the mid-2000s and hand-sprayed the smiley face on myself too using a stencil in a suitable homage. Each is slightly different.
All our editions on OSB board – the favoured medium of graffiti artists – now feature a resin finish on the front for a high-impact effect, and come with fittings and art twine for hanging straight away.