Pulp Fiction
The graffiti at Old Street
Year2002 (2002)
Preceded byThe Mild Mild West
Followed byGorilla in a Pink Mask

Pulp Fiction is a type of work by stencil graffiti artist Banksy. Instances of it depict the characters played by Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta in the 1994 film Pulp Fiction, with their guns replaced by bananas.[1] A stencil graffiti work existed on a wall near the Old Street tube station in the City of London from 2002 to 2007.[2] Prints of the image had been sold for more than £1,000 on the original site.[3] A print of the Pulp Fiction stencil was sold for £10,600 in 2012.[4] On 24 November 2020 a signed print has fetched £125,000 at Tate Ward Auctions' "By Collectors for Collectors" event.[5]

Studio release

In 2004 a silkscreen print version of the motif was released by publishers Pictures on Walls consisting of a signed edition of 150 and an unsigned edition of 600.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Charlie Brooker (22 September 2006). "Supposing ... Subversive genius Banksy is actually rubbish". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Iconic Banksy image painted over". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. 20 April 2007. Archived from the original on 14 December 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Oops, was that a £300,000 mural we painted over?". Evening Standard. 5 April 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2024.
  4. ^ Gleadell, Colin (3 April 2012). "Banksy: primed and all set for take-off". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 10 October 2018. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Banksy's Pulp Fiction Print Fetches Over $160K At Auction". 2 December 2020. Archived from the original on 25 January 2023. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Banksy Pulp Fiction | Meaning & History". Andipa Editions. Retrieved 26 July 2023.

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