Banksy Buyers Guide
Find the right edition. Make the right investment.
With in excess of 70 different limited edition Banksy prints now published this guide has been put together as a resource to help both the seasoned and aspiring Banksy collectors make the right choice in which print to buy and/or invest in. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information is correct, very little data exists on some of the earlier prints so if you spot an inaccuracy, please contact us.View Editions Guide
'Love Is In the Bin',
Sotheby's London, October 2021
Christie's London, March 2021
Sotheby's London, October 2019
'Show Me the Monet',
Sotheby's London, October 2020
"As a piece of anarchist theatre or anti-market “performance art”, the shredding prank by the street artist Banksy could hardly have been more of a triumph."
James Pickavance, The Financial Times, Oct 2018
"It’s a big moment for Banksy to be making the same as a Basquiat."
Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s head of contemporary art for Europe, Oct 2019See Source
"Banksy’s collector base has gone from people who grew up with skateboarding, graffiti and hip-hop to collectors of blue-chip contemporary art'"
Gareth Williams, the former head of Contemporary Art at BonhamsSee Source
"Banksy’s auction market has exploded over the past year. His top three auction prices have all been set in 2021. In the first seven months of the year, his work generated $125.5 million on the block, making him the fifth best-selling artist, according to the Artnet Price Database. Notably, that total is almost as much as his work has generated at auction in all previous years combined."
Julia Halperin, Artnet News, Oct 2021
The Banksy Editions Guide is aimed as a resource to document the details of all the original limited edition Banksy prints officially that have been published with details on the edition size, signature and numbering information as well as variants such as artists proofs, printers proofs or VIP prints.View Editions Guide
Banksy’s prints are sold either signed or unsigned. The total number in each edition varies, but is typically between 600-750. The signed prints are more collectable than unsigned prints and this is reflected in the market pricing. With each edition there are also Artists Proofs, and often Printers Proofs. These are in addition to the official edition and are normally a low number. As a result a premium tends to be attached as they are more covetable. There are also VIP prints, these are editions for which there has never been an official public release instead they are sold to a small group of 'Banksy VIP's. These are highly desirable for any and all Banksy collectors.
Hang-Up RatingsWe have been major dealers in Banksy's work for well over a decade and in that time we are privileged to have seen nearly all the prints. We devised the Hang-Up Rating as a straightforward classification system, between 1-6. The higher the number of stars the more desirable and sought after that limited edition Banksy print is. And as a general rule this is reflected in the market pricing with the most expensive prints having the highest rating.
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