Fine Arts: Object of Desire

Trolley Hunters by Banksy is up for grabs at Sotheby’s in New York this week

14th November, 2021
Fine Arts: Object of Desire
Trolley Hunters, by Banksy: an indictment against the excesses of our consumerist society

Imagine if Banksy, instead of focusing on art, had gone into politics. The world might be a much safer place. Uncannily prescient, his unique, monumental Trolley Hunters was painted in 2006 as an indictment against the excesses of our consumerist society. It portrays a trio of prehistoric hunters preparing to spear down their prey. Ignoring the natural resources around them, they concentrate their “hunter-gatherer” instincts on a family of empty shopping carts.

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