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Banksy Captured, Steve Lazarides
Photography Steve Lazarides, Banksy Captured

Banksy’s former agent is selling artworks from his personal collection

His online shop features artworks by Jamie Hewlett, Massive Attack’s 3D, and of course Banksy himself

Banksy’s former agent, Steve Lazarides, has opened a new online shop – Laz Emporium – to sell artwork and items from his personal collection. 

The store, which opened this week, also features limited runs of artworks by Lazarides and other artists or collaborators, plus prints and books (including his 250-page book of pictures showing Banksy in action, plus an upcoming second volume).

Among the artworks featured on the site are the Di-Faced Tenner, Banksy’s fake Princess Diana banknote, and plenty of other pieces of Banksy “ephemera”, such as postcards, posters, and stickers, that the artist has produced over the years (or “objects d’anarchy” as Lazarides calls them).

A piece of Jamie Hewlett’s original artwork for his anarcho-punk comic Tank Girl (which inspired the 1995 cult film) also features, as well as artwork from Massive Attack’s 3D (aka Robert Del Naja), and more. Prices range from £75 to £100,000, and will all be transparent, Lazarides tells Artnet, adding that the online shop is all about having the “ultimate freedom to utilize an image”.

“It feels freeing to no longer be shackled by a permanent space or the movement that I’ve been associated with for the past two decades,” he adds.

Banksy himself, meanwhile, has recently funded a rescue boat, the MV Louise Michel, to save refugees trying to reach Europe. Subsequently, the artist accused lifeguards of ignoring its distress calls in the Mediterranean, after rescuing more than 200 people.

View Lazarides’ announcement of his “emporium” below.