Colin Gleadell zeroes in on the measurable part of Banksy’s market to show that his revival is real:
Often overlooked in the press reports was the meteoric rise of Banksy’s more affordable screen prints, printed in large editions. Take two examples in last week’s sales. Bomb Love, a girl hugging a rocket bomb from an edition of 150, sold at Bonhams in 2005 for £200. By 2008, another print from the edition had fetched £14,000. Pulp Fiction, two mafia types wielding bananas instead of guns, was produced in 2004 and priced at £150. By early 2008, an example had sold at auction for £14,400. […] Bomb Love had been caught in the downturn, frequently going unsold with aggressive estimates up to £7,000. Last week, with a more reasonable £4,000 estimate, an example sold for £10,250. Similarly, a Pulp Fiction print sold for £10,600, edging closer to those peak levels.
Banksy: primed and all set for take-off (Telegraph)