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Make a statement about people who take "Street Art" down and sell it for profit. Help us save this Banksy painting for public display.

Nashville, TN Public Art
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This article from the San Francisco Chronicle explains our campaign - http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Banksy-s-S-F-artwork-draws-a-six-figure-fervor-5568831.php?cmpid=twitter-premium&t=c1f98bd3ff793836fd#/4

Find out more about our project at our official site page here where we explain many of the details, as well as how Banksy feels about our preservation efforts: http://www.SavetheBanksy.org

We are trying to save a Banksy painting and make a statement about preserving street art. The city of San Francisco ordered the painting removed. The building owner was preparing to paint over it. We stepped in and had the painting professionally removed. We have received multiple offers from private collectors for the painting, but have refused all offers because we want the painting to find a home where the public can view it. The painting is now on twelve separate pieces of wood. Our plan is to have the entire painting mounted onto a specially designed frame made of aircraft grade aluminum. The entire painting will be cleaned, sealed and preserved. Our Kickstarter campaign will cover all costs for restoration, crating, shipping, storing and insuring the painting until a public institution can be found for the painting.

This is the Banksy that we are trying to save and restore. Our intentions are for it to be placed in a public institution or museum for future generations to enjoy.
This is the Banksy that we are trying to save and restore. Our intentions are for it to be placed in a public institution or museum for future generations to enjoy.

 

Workers begin work on recovering Banksy before it is painted over.
Workers begin work on recovering Banksy before it is painted over.

 

The Banksy is professionally removed piece by piece to ensure it's artistic viability for future public exhibition.
The Banksy is professionally removed piece by piece to ensure it's artistic viability for future public exhibition.

 

The Banksy, wrapped and waiting to be professionally restored.
The Banksy, wrapped and waiting to be professionally restored.

COST BREAKDOWN:

How the money (US Dollars) will be used to preserve this Banksy work of art.
How the money (US Dollars) will be used to preserve this Banksy work of art.

 
PLEDGE GIFTS:

$5 pledge gift - An official “I Saved a Banksy” (4”x4”) donor vinyl sticker.
$5 pledge gift - An official “I Saved a Banksy” (4”x4”) donor vinyl sticker.

 

$10 pledge gift - An official “I Saved a Banksy”(2.75”x 5”) all weather vinyl bumper sticker and (4”x4”) donor vinyl sticker.
$10 pledge gift - An official “I Saved a Banksy”(2.75”x 5”) all weather vinyl bumper sticker and (4”x4”) donor vinyl sticker.

 

$35 pledge gift - An official 8.5” x 11” limited run offset print of the Banksy being saved (includes “I Saved a Banksy” bumper sticker and donor vinyl sticker)
$35 pledge gift - An official 8.5” x 11” limited run offset print of the Banksy being saved (includes “I Saved a Banksy” bumper sticker and donor vinyl sticker)

 

$75 pledge gift - An official “I Saved a Banksy” T-Shirt
$75 pledge gift - An official “I Saved a Banksy” T-Shirt

 

$100 pledge gift - An official “I Saved a Banksy” Hoodie.  Can be either white or grey hoodie.
$100 pledge gift - An official “I Saved a Banksy” Hoodie. Can be either white or grey hoodie.

 

$250 pledge gift - A copy NIELS SHOE MEULMAN: PAINTER direct from the studio of the artist.  "Shoe's art harnesses the poetic tension between control and chaos in the most beautiful way." – Shepard Fairey (visual artist, graphic designer)
$250 pledge gift - A copy NIELS SHOE MEULMAN: PAINTER direct from the studio of the artist. "Shoe's art harnesses the poetic tension between control and chaos in the most beautiful way." – Shepard Fairey (visual artist, graphic designer)

 

$750 pledge gift - A hand signed copy of NIELS SHOE MEULMAN: PAINTER direct from the studio of the artist. It will be personally inscribed and signed "I saved a Banksy" by Niels Shoe Meulman.
$750 pledge gift - A hand signed copy of NIELS SHOE MEULMAN: PAINTER direct from the studio of the artist. It will be personally inscribed and signed "I saved a Banksy" by Niels Shoe Meulman.

 

First $2000 pledge gift - Banksy "Ten Pound Note" - As seen in the movie "Exit Through the Gift Shop".
First $2000 pledge gift - Banksy "Ten Pound Note" - As seen in the movie "Exit Through the Gift Shop".

 

First $3000 pledge gift - Original painting from street artist C215
First $3000 pledge gift - Original painting from street artist C215

 

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge is convincing people that our intentions are true. That this piece will not be sold. We have rejected more than a dozen offers from galleries and private collectors. We are actively working to find a public place for the piece. Some of the worlds top street artists are involved in this project. We want to start a dialogue about the importance of street art and the issues with selling public works for private profit. We have had discussions with four major contemporary art museums, a performing arts center and other public facilities about taking this piece for public display. Our offer is simple "put the Banksy on public display and it is yours". We want to find the right fit for this piece.

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    An official “I Saved a Banksy” (4”x4”) donor vinyl sticker.

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    An official 8.5” x 11” limited run offset print of the Banksy being saved (includes “I Saved a Banksy” bumper sticker and donor vinyl sticker)

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    An official “I Saved a Banksy” hoodie

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    A hand signed copy of NIELS SHOE MEULMAN: PAINTER direct from the studio of the artist. It will be personally inscribed and signed "I saved a Banksy" by Niels Shoe Meulman.

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    Banksy "Ten Pound Note" - As seen in the movie "Exit Through the Gift Shop". To first pledge of $2,000 or more.

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    Original C215 painting. Framed, stencil, spray paint on cardboard. Comes with COA from White Walls Gallery San Francisco, CA. This is for the first pledge of $3,000 or more.

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