British-Greek Cypriot publisher, photographer, collector, and curator Steve Lazarides, better known to the public as Banksy’s longtime agent, has opened a new online shop – Laz Emporium – to sell artwork and items from his personal collection.
The online shop which opened last week features limited runs of artworks, prints, books, and collaborations by Lazarides himself and other artists, and, of course, Banksy. One of the dozens of artworks featured on the site is Di-Faced Tenner, Banksy’s fake Princess Diana banknote, alongside plenty of other pieces of Banksy “ephemera”, such as postcards, posters, and stickers, that the artist has produced over the years (or “objects d’anarchy” as Lazarides calls them).
Prices range from £75 to £100,000, and will all be transparent, Lazarides told Artnet, adding that the online shop is all about having the “ultimate freedom to utilize an image”. Alongside Banksy’s stuff, buyers could also grab pieces of Jamie Hewlett’s original artwork for his anarcho-punk comic Tank Girl (which inspired the 1995 cult film) or artwork from Massive Attack’s 3D (aka Robert Del Naja), and more.
“It feels freeing to no longer be shackled by a permanent space or the movement that I’ve been associated with for the past two decades,” he adds.
Visit Steve Lazarides’ emporium from the link above.