This article was originally published in August 2019.
Challenging the opinion that only the wealthiest can buy Banksy art
Banksy’s art hit the headlines in October 2018 when a piece of artwork self-destructed in the midst of an auction. Since then, demand for the anonymous artist’s work has shot up.
Luckily for collectors, it’s possible to buy Banksy’s art at a wide range of prices. It’s true, some collectors have won auctions with six figure sums, but there are also other, more affordable works available to budding investors. Here at the Maddox Gallery, we’re proud to show a selection of Banksy screenprints, which are generally far more affordable than larger works on canvas or buildings.
Banksy artworks are consistent crowd pleasers across all of our galleries, with the artist being celebrated for his tongue-in-cheek humour, anti-capitalist stance, and inventive use of rats, monkeys and other characters to comment on the nature of human behaviour.
If you’re looking to buy Banksy art, it’s important to ensure that there is a certificate of authenticity from Pest Control, a handling service acting on behalf of Banksy. Being such a popular artist and cultural icon, fakes do exist, so it’s important to verify any artwork’s authenticity. For this reason, it can be advisable to buy Banksy from a reputable gallery or auction house. However, genuine works have been purchased in various places, including a car boot sale!