Works by the artist known as Banksy are going on display for the first time in Rome’s Palazzo Cipolla Museum. The unique exhibit – called War, Capitalism and Liberty features works taken from private international collections, which look at social and political events through the irreverent artistic eye of the author.

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Banksy, Think Tank 2003 cm. 155 x 134_0317

“The real focus is about these three themes,” explained curator Acoris Andipa. “We’ve just chosen to explore them through the art works of Banksy, unfortunately Banksy has become such a phenomenon now that the emphasis is now on Banksy as opposed to war, capitalism and liberty. And that’s what I really wanted to explore with my co-curators are these three very important topical subjects.”

Items on show include “Rage, Flower Thrower”, “Rude Copper”, “Golf Sale” and a print of supermodel Kate Moss in the style of Andy Warhol.

The show, which is not authorized by the mystery artist himself, runs at the Palazzo Cipolla museum in the Italian capital until September 4.

Banksy, Applause 2006  cm. 80 x 121_0284

Banksy and Peter Kennad, Watchtower 2007 cm. 26 x 15x 15_0403

Banksy, Chalk reaper 2005 cm. 65 x 40_0188

Banksy, Flying Copper  2008  cm. 100 x 70_0074

Banksy, Girl with balloon  cm. 30 x 40_0091

Banksy, Heavy Weaponry 2004  cm. 30 x 30_0309

Banksy, Kate 2005 cm. 81x81_0408

Banksy, Pulp fiction cm. 63 x 40_0040

Banksy, Lab rat 2000  cm. 220 x 242_0230

Banksy, Stancil cm. 8 x 18_0009

Banksy,Love is in the air (flower trower) 2003 cm. 90 x 90_0020