Since May 24th 2016, for the first time in Rome, the street artist called Banksy, the most famous and prolific of this movement, is showing his works in an exhibition named “War Capitalism & Liberty”.
This exhibit is taking place at the museum in Palazzo Cipolla, in Via del Corso 320, deep in the center of Rome very close to Piazza del Popolo, Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. Also for this very deep contrast with the environment where it initiates, this exposition is one of the most awaited of the year, even though Rome is full of great art galleries which host some of the greatest exhibitions in the world.
This Banksy showing, conceived and promoted by “Fondazione Terzo Pilastro - Italia e Mediterraneo” (here the Official Website of the Foundation) while handled by Francesca Mezzano and Acoris Andipa, includes 150 art works. These pieces are original paintings of the artist, prints, sculptures and other types of objects, all coming from private collections (Banksy has many VIP estimators) and none of them comes from the street. In addition, there’s for the first time a self-portrait of the artist, who stays unidentified since the start of his career.
Walkable Rome kindly invites every visitor in Rome to go see this exhibition, for its meaning and for its great contrast with the art visible in the rest of the City. There's nothing like this elsewhere in Rome!