Banksy at Auction

I have spent hours browsing through auction catalogues online today. I spend hours every month going through them, like I’m a billionaire art collector looking for prey, yet I have never spent more than $1,000 on a painting!

It’s almost like an addiction, but it’s free, it doesn’t affect my health, and I love doing it, so I can’t complain. Impressionists, modern art, contemporary art, and Australian art are my favorite art auctions to browse, but I have also found myself looking at anything from fine wine through to exclusive real estate auctions (I’m a dreamer).

Here’s some Banksy works that will be up for auction at Sotheby’s in London on the 28th of February.

banksy - happy coppers

Banksy – UNTITLED (HAPPY COPPERS)
Auction Estimate – 30,000—40,000 GBP

banksy - bird with grenade

Banksy – UNTITLED
Auction Estimate – 15,000—20,000 GBP

banksy - happy coppers

Banksy – MONA LISA
Auction Estimate – 30,000—40,000 GBP

banksy - happy coppers

Banksy – POLICE
Auction Estimate – 30,000—40,000 GBP

I’m surprised that collectors haven’t had more problems with the subject matter of Banksy. It’s one thing to appreciate them on a public wall or in a gallery, but living with them is something different. The Happy Coppers isn’t something I would like to pass by while going to the toilet at night. I would be happy to add any of them to my collection though ;-)

About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.

Comments

  1. I like Banksy. We’d get a long great, I think.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The Banksy bird with a grenade is cute. I could easily live with it.

  3. Banksy’s story is romantic, his creations eye catching, but is it art?
    I agree I wouldn’t want his work in my living room.
    I’ve been following him for years and it’s true, he’s laughing all the way to the bank!

    Banksy Cleans Up
    http://madsilence.wordpress.com/2007/03/08/banksy-cleans-up/

    MadSilence

  4. artyfarty says:

    i think he does create art, and in unlikely places too. Hes a thinker and a doer, any visual stimulant that sparks thought within the observer is a kind of art i think!

  5. .. Sadly humorous. Great.

    look from studio LDA

  6. Oh my God, Mona Lisa again.

    It’s almost century ago surrealists started to make fun around those kitchy painting… I think anyone who exploit this subject in 21 century, should be tagged as a “man out of ideas”.

  7. The art that you put up is very interesting. Have you heard of post secret, it holds no relative value but it is very interesting non the less. Please look at my blogs and check out the links I provide for Post Secret. Let me know what you think

  8. Yeah, Post Secret is an interesting idea. I have mentioned it a couple times. There’s Post Secret book too.

  9. Have you seen the 2 banksy coming up for auction This june in Scotland ,
    early work ,fantistic.

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