(After) Banksy (b. 1975, U.K.) “Get Out While You Can” (Rat with Placard) (2020) Stencil Street Art. 28 x 20-inch reproduction in an AP (Artists Proof) limited edition with signature imprimee (stamped). Titled, numbered AP II/XX (II), and dated 2020 in pencil. The image features Banksy’s iconic black and white stencil style rat wearing a peace symbol necklace, standing upright on two feet and holding up a placard emblazoned with the title of the work in bright red writing. The inspiration for this piece was the book by George Marshall called ‘Get Out While You Can’ that explains how to escape the rat race. The Placard Rats series of social protest images first appeared in 2004 as screen-prints and have since been reproduced in various mediums with various slogans.