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10 works that chart Banksy's rise to fame

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More than 70 pieces charting Banksy's rise to fame are to go on display in London.

The collection is said to be one of the largest showcases of his work, put together by the elusive artist's former agent Steve Lazarides. He worked with Banksy until 2008, and says the collection represents some of his seminal works during that period.

Burger King

Oil and emulsion on canvas

Never before seen in public

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Stop Me Before I Paint Again

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Marilyn Monroe

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Keep it Real

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Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Acrylic and spraypaint stencil on canvasProduced in Bristol in 2001, when the police were hunting for Banksy, this image was shown at Banksy's first major exhibition in the UK - the Severnshed show in 2000.

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Oil on canvas, in artist’s frame

'Corrupted oils' such as this are among the rarest and most sought-after of Banksy's works.

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Kissing Coppers

Acrylic and spraypaint stencil on canvas

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Bronze Rat


Twelve were made for the Barely Legal show in Los Angeles in 2006, where they were screwed into the streets around the city - a number were stolen. A similar piece sold for £163,250 in 2011.

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Prices range from £4,000 to over £500,000 and many of the works in the exhibition have never been seen before, having been purchased directly from Banksy when he produced them.

Pest Control - Banksus Militus Vandalus

Taxidermy rat, spraypaint, paper and mixed media in framed box

Banksus Militus Vandalus was illegally installed in the Natural History Museum by Banksy in 2004, where it stayed for two hours before it was spotted by officials and taken down. It has only been seen once in public since then.

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Napalm (Can't Beat That Feeling)

Oil and emulsion on canvas

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Included in BANKSY: The Unauthorised Retrospective are some of his most famous sculptures, paintings and prints.

The exhibition opens to the public at Sotheby's next Wednesday and runs until 25 July.