The highly-anticipated Banksy: Genius or Vandal? Exhibition has taken over an industrial warehouse in Culver City — and it’s breathtaking!
British street artist Banksy has disrupted the art world, captivating and bemusing audiences around the world with his edgy, often provocative pieces. Now, you’ll finally get to immerse yourself in his mysterious universe at the widely acclaimed Banksy: Genius or Vandal? Exhibition, which has transformed one of Culver City’s industrial warehouses into a multisensory gallery space.
There are over 80 authenticated works by the controversial artist at 10113 Jefferson Blvd (Building D), making it the largest collection of Banksy art pieces in the world. The spacious warehouse venue boasts 22,000 square feet of open-plan space with exposed brickwork and rafters. It’s a perfect place to enjoy famous works including Love is in the Air (Flower Thrower), Girl with Balloon, and Napalm.
The multisensory, educational experience will take you through wall cut-outs of his street art, original prints from private European collections, and his lesser-known sculptures. There’s also an amazing 10-minute virtual reality experience that will transport you to streets around the world to see many famous works in their real-life environments.
Recognized as one of the ten “best arts districts” by USA Today, Culver City’s thriving and eclectic art scene offers a perfect backdrop for the acclaimed exhibition. Amongst the growing web of galleries and storied buildings steeped in film history, this nondescript warehouse will be brought to life with dozens of works by the enigmatic artist. Additionally, the venue is extremely spacious, family-friendly, and Covid-compliant.
The question of showcasing his provocative graffiti pieces inside is seamlessly answered by this venue, bringing the essence of the streets indoors. You’ll get to wander curated scenes that enhance the mystery behind the unique artworks while evoking the imagery of the original site. The acclaimed exhibition has toured 15 cities around the world, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see Banksy: Genius or Vandal? here in LA.