Banksy’s Rare Prints Sell For World-Record Prices At Art Auction

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Image via Mark Hillary / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Banksy’s prints racked up around US$138,000 in an art auction at the International Art Centre in Auckland, New Zealand.

Three of the prints were sold for world-record prices for the editions, and raked in US$45,000 to US$52,000 each.

Banksy’s Golf Sale print fetched US$45,000, his Super Mare print sold for US$41,000, while the artist’s Soup Can print sold for US$52,000.

“Banksy had this idea that Andy Warhol’s image of the Campbell’s soup was just so expensive and so overpriced… and he painted the Tesco version,” International Art Centre director Richard Thompson told 1 News about Banksy’s Soup Can art.

New in #Banksy #Tesco soup can pic.twitter.com/3IE0s8AOO0

— Fierce Gallery (@fiercegallery) February 1, 2015

Banksy Weston Super Mare SIGNED Original Print 2003 + Pest Control COA Dismaland https://t.co/AdMDnz6tyr #Art pic.twitter.com/4YOzqDF964

— VintageDealFinder (@ClassVintages) September 20, 2017

Golf Sale was one of the very first Banksy prints ever officially released, in 2003. Well-known & regularly in demand; its low edition size contributes to its desirability. Almost entirely identical to Tiananmen Square Tank Man photograph taken by Jeff Widener 🎈 #BanksyAU pic.twitter.com/Ggkd4NCChV

— The Art Of Banksy Exhibition (@BanksyAU) September 1, 2019

[via TVNZ, cover image via Mark Hillary / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)]