Banksy artwork replaced with new street art from Pure Evil

Publications that covered this story include:  City AM on 25 May 2016 and Accounting and Business on 29 June 2016.
  • Banksy’s ‘Lab Rat’ to be shown in an exhibition in Rome

We are set to replace a famous Banksy artwork, which sits in our London offices, with a new piece from urban artist Pure Evil, as a tribute to the Queen for her 90th birthday.

Laurence Sacker

The new artwork from Pure Evil, ‘Prince Philip’s Nightmare’, depicts the Queen with trademark paint streaming from her right eye, will be unveiled by  the new managing partner of our London and Nottingham firm, Laurence Sacker, who was appointed to the post on 1 May, replacing Ladislav Hornan.

Banksy’s ‘Lab Rat’, is set to appear in an exhibition in Rome which runs until September. The exhibition is the largest collection of work by street artist Banksy, with over 120 works.

Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, opened the exhibition this week.

We are delighted to be able to house another innovative piece of artwork while ‘Lab Rat’ has temporarily found a new home. ‘Prince Philip’s Nightmare’ comes in a series of artwork by Pure Evil, which illustrates a host of famous faces with a trademark tear.

Laurence Sacker, comments: “We are delighted to welcome Pure Evil’s portrait of the Queen, it’s especially fitting weeks after the Queen’s 90th birthday.”

“With Banksy’s piece heading to Rome to be displayed in the biggest collection of his work, we are extremely happy to be able to house another amazing piece of street style artwork.”

“Ladislav was clearly a fan of Banksy, and I’m thrilled for Pure Evil’s work to get the next stage of my career at UHY Hacker Young off to a flying start.”