Bonham’s is holding an Urban Art sale in February the day after the YSL sale in Paris. In that sale, this Banksy portfolio will try to buck the trend of declining art prices. Here’s UK Vogue on the sale:
“The Urban Art market remains buoyant judging by the interest this sale has aroused and we are pleased to continue to offer significant works by the most important artists in this field,” said Gareth Williams, head of Bonhams Urban Art department.
As the most notable artist in the sale Banksy’s pieces highly sought after. The Moss images are particularly covetable, being sold intact as a set of six, and are estimated to fetch £100,000 to £150,000.
Deirdre Woollard over at Luxist gives us a little price history on the Moss/Marilyn composition:
Banksy’s prints of Moss as the modern Marilyn sold for £96,000 at the Bonhams Urban Art auction in February 2007 and a set of the six prints sold for around $94,000 back in 2006. Will the prints experience a similar upward bounce this year?
Hat tip: Kempt