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    WORLD RECORD FOR A PRINT BY BANKSY

    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

    There was a world record for a print by Banksy at Christie’s London Editions sale today. His Balloon Girl – Colour AP (Purple) sold for £791,250 over a top estimate of £350,000. The Banksy I Can’t Believe You Morons Actually Buy This Sh*t sale was 100% sold by lot and brought in £2,121,250. This is the highest total achieved for a dedicated Banksy auction. The London Editions achieved a combined total of £4,374,125.

    Banksy’s Balloon Girl – Colour AP (Purple)

    BANKSY’S SHOT IN THE ARM FOR BETHLEHEM HOSPITAL

    Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

    There was a welcome shot in the arm for the fundraising efforts of a hospital in Bethlehem this evening thanks to a very generous charitable donation by the anonymous street artist Banksy. His trio of found seascape paintings reworked into a pointed response to the refugee crisis sold for £2,235,000 at Sotheby’s cross departmental global online Rembrandt to Richter sale. The tripartite work by Banksy, Mediterranean Sea View 2017, features empty orange life jackets symbolising European bound migrants who drowned.

    Donated by the artist the paintings had been estimated at £800,000-1.2 million. They were the focus of spirited bidding. Since being created they have hung above the fireplace of Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem in Jerusalem’s West Bank. The proceeds will go towards a new acute stroke unit and children’s rehabilitation equipment at the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation.

    The flagship summer Rembrandt to Richter sale realised £150 million.

    One of the works in detail

    THE SCAR OF BETHLEHEM BY BANKSY

    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

    Instantly dubbed “The Scar of Bethlehem” the latest work by Banksy appeared on yesterday in the Israeli occupied West Bank. A Christmas crib with the baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph backlit through damaged concrete. The vertical concrete slabs behind the scene are pierced by a hole making a latter day star apparently created by a mortar shell. The work is at Banksy’s Walled-Off Hotel, where rooms overlook a concrete section of the barrier built by Israel. On instagram the artist described the work as a “modified nativity”.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for February 28, 2015)

    The West Bank nativity scene by Banksy

    BANKSY AT ART SOURCE IN DUBLIN

    Thursday, November 14th, 2019

    The largest collection of Banksy’s work exhibited in Ireland will feature at Art Source, at the RDS from November 15-17. Gormleys Fine Art will display 12 screen prints by the anonymous British-based artist. Over 15,000 people are expected to attend Art Source which features 200 contemporary Irish and international artists and galleries.

    Iconic Irish sculptor Patrick O’Reilly will unveil new work including a standing wolfhound, a rocking horse and a series of dolls. Art Source showcases painting, sculpture, photography, illustration, prints and ceramic art.

    Sale Ends Today by Banksy (€32,000)

    BIG MONEY IN PARLIAMENT OF CHIMPANZEES

    Friday, October 4th, 2019

    Banksy’s parliamentary primates made a record £9.8 million at Sotheby’s in London last evening. After a 13 minute bidding battle during which more than ten bidders competed for Devolved Parliament, which had a top estimate of £2 million. It was a new record for a work by the artist.

    Jean Michel Basquiat’s Pyro sold for £9.8 million in a contemporary art evening sale which totalled £54.7 million.

    Banksy – Devolved Parliament

    ONLINE SALE OF BANKSY EDITIONS AT CHRISTIE’S

    Thursday, September 12th, 2019
    BANKSY – MORONS, GIRL WITH BALLOON AND CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON

    AN online auction of Banksy editions runs at Christie’s until September 24. It features 30 editions by the artist. The sale is led by an extremely rare artist’s proof Girl with Balloon  (£150,000-£250,000). This initially appeared as a series of stencil murals sprayed in various locations across London, with the first example appearing on the steps of Waterloo Bridge on the Southbank in 2002.

    AFFORDABLE IRISH ART ONLINE AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL SALE

    Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

    A selection of more than 400 lots of affordable Irish art is offered at Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online auction. The sale runs until July 1 between 6.30 p.m. and 11.30 p.m. and the catalogue is online.

    Banksy – Happy Chopper (print) (400-600) UPDATE: THIS MADE 500 AT HAMMER

    JULIEN’S STREET AND CONTEMPORARY ART SALE

    Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

    Banksy will lead a world class array of work by some of the most talked about and renowned artists of today at Julien’s spring edition of the triannual live and online Street and Contemporary art auction in Beverly Hills on April 25. Two important works by Banksy, Hayne Street Ghetto Rat ($60,000-80,000) and Blowpop Records ($8,000-10,000) will feature alongside art by Invader, Mr. Brainwash, KAWS, Damien Hirst, Shephard Fairey, Sandra Chevrier, Takashi Murakami, Ai Weiwei, David Hockney, Alec Monopoly, RETNA, D*Face, FAILE, Max Zorn and others.

    Banksy – Hayne Street Ghetto Rat
    Pablo Picasso Wood Owl 1968 A p
    painted earthenware vase
    From a limited edition of 500
    ($20,000-30,000)

    SD_10 (aka The Mothership) ($60,000-80,000) a monumental tile mosaic by the French street artist Invader was created in 2010 on the facade of the Art Center Building in San Diego as part of the exhibition Viva la Revolucion: A Dialogue with The Urban Landscape organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art (SD). The building is currently being remodeled and the mural must be sold in order to protect it from demolition.

    Other highlights include Mr. Brainwash’s Madonna ($10,000-15,000) an original acrylic work on canvas featuring the same base image of Madonna created by Brainwash for the cover of the Celebration album; Pablo Picasso’s master work Wood-Owl ($20,000-30,000) a painted earthenware vase from a limited edition of 500; Damien Hirst’s I Love You ($10,000-15,000) a screenprint from a limited edition of 14; and Shephard Fairey’s Obey with Caution ($8,000-10,000) a unique artist’s proof.

    HAVE YOU SEEN THIS STOLEN BANKSY ARTWORK?

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019

    Banksy’s Bataclan work.

    A tribute by graffiti artist Banksy to the victims of the Bataclan terror attack in Paris was stolen overnight on Friday.   Banksy painted the work – which showed a young female figure with a mournful expression – as a memorial to the victims of the 2015 terror attack at the Bataclan Music Hall.  A total of 90 people died in the attack.

    The artwork was cut out and removed  from one of the emergency doors at the Bataclan.  The venue tweeted:  “We are today filled with a deep sense of indignation.  Banksy’s work, a symbol of recollection and belonging to all: locals, Parisians, citizens of the world, has been taken from us’.

    It was taken by a group of hooded individuals armed with angle grinders who drove away in a truck.

     

    ONLINE AUCTION OF AFFORDABLE ART AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

    A total of 386 lots are due to come under the hammer at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of affordable art which runs to January 28 next.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    BANKSY (20TH/21ST CENTURY) BRITISH Banksy Walled Off Hotel box set print (2017)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,600 AT HAMMER

    LOUIS LE BROCQUY (1916-2012) A Flock of Birds (1969)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,500 AT HAMMER

    NORMAN TEELING (B.1944) College Green  UPDATE: THIS MADE 750 AT HAMMER