New Banksy – from Blur to Bloomsbury auctions

The Banksy piece created for Blur is to go to auction in a sale of modern and contemporary art taking place at Bloomsbury Auctions on Thursday.

‘Lot 90: Banksy (b.1975) UNTITLED, 2003, spraypaint with stencil on concrete blocks, approx.

96 x 72in.’ price? ‘£30,000-£50,000.’

‘Yes, it is a lot, and no, we’d never heard of Banksy before,’ said Mr Walmesley , the farmer whose duckhouse Banksy painted . He came down to London with a trailer carrying the concrete blocks in a reinforced steel frame.
Banksy had also tested his aerosol cans on a steel barn door. ‘But then the barn was renovated and Steve was going to chuck the door in a skip,’ remembers Lucy’s boyfriend, David Smith.

‘I rescued it because I liked the image – a girl with a television set – stuck it in our Fiesta, took it home and there it sat in our living room.’ David, too, remained blissfully unaware of Banky’s significance until a friend suggested he have the piece valued. He sold it for £32,000 at Bonhams last year.

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Banksy pieces sold at auction

Two spray paintings by Banksy sold for an above-estimate £120,000 pounds each in a London sale of urban art last night.

Laugh Now but One Day We’ll Be in Charge“Â featuring a chimpanzee wearing a sandwich board, and “Bombing Middle England,” showing pensioners playing bowls with grenades, achieved the joint top price with fees at a sale by the U.K. regional auction house.

They had been expected to fetch up to 50,000 pounds and 80,000 pounds each. Both were bought by telephone bidders. The 146-lot sale in an industrial space in Shoreditch, east London, the first of its type ever organized by a regional auction house, totaled 801,204 pounds with fees against an estimate of 672,000 pounds to 977,000 pounds, with 89 percent of the lots sold during the three-hour event, the company said.

“The results were mixed in places,” said Stephan Ludwig, in an interview after the sale. “But considering what’s happening in the broader economy, particularly in an area like property, it showed that the market for this kind of art is resilient.”

The most highly valued work in the catalog was Banksy’s early freehand painting, “Portrait of an Artist.” This failed to sell against estimates of 150,000 pounds to 200,000 pounds. Banksy’s stencil-on-foam board, “Glastonbury Sign,” acquired by the seller directly from the artist at the 2003 Glastonbury pop festival, sold for a mid-estimate 45,600 pounds.