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Still from Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)

A permanent Banksy ‘bunker’ show is opening in London

An exhibition on the elusive street artist is coming to Dalston’s Hang Up Gallery

Following the sell-out success of March’s “Dismaland” show, a permanent exhibition on Banksy is now opening in an East London gallery.

The space, which has been nicknamed the “Banksy Bunker”, will be open six days a week at the Hang-Up Gallery in Dalston. It will comprise of an ever-changing collection of the elusive artist’s prints, canvases and sculptures – all of which will be purchasable by the public.

“There’s currently nowhere in the capital to view a permanent Banksy collection,” Hang-Up director Ben Cotton told Time Out. “So we thought we’d change that. It’s an intimate space packed full of a broad cross-section of his work from the start of his career to the present day – so whether you’re a Bansky aficionado or a seasoned collector it’s certainly worth a look.”

The elusive Bristolian’s work is rarely seen inside an actual gallery space, with most of his creations appearing randomly on gorges, street walls, or steam rollers. Despite achieving global eminence, however, Banksy’s actual identity has remained a mystery throughout his 27-year career (unless he is actually Massive Attack co-founder Robert Del Naja, which he could be, but isn't, but could be). 

Hang-Up’s Banksy bunker will be open from Tuesday to Sunday indefinitely, and entrance is free. Check out the gallery’s official website for more details.