b. 1974
  • England
Turnover 2023
$USD 54.257.877
Record Sale
$USD 25.426.401
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Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based street artist, political activist, and filmmaker known for his provocative and thought-provoking art. His true identity remains a closely guarded secret, adding to the intrigue surrounding his work. He reportedly began his artistic journey as a graffiti artist in Bristol during the late 1980s. His work started gaining attention for its distinct style and biting social commentary. Banksy’s art often incorporates humor and irony, challenging societal norms and political establishments. Banksy’s signature style includes stenciled images, which allow him to create detailed and impactful works quickly. His subjects range from political figures and cultural icons to animals and everyday people. Banksy’s pieces often convey powerful messages about consumerism, war, poverty, and other social issues. His pieces appeared on walls, bridges, and buildings across the world, from London to New York, Gaza to Melbourne. His art gained a devoted following both on the streets and in galleries, with collectors seeking to acquire his pieces.


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BANKSY (1974)
Love is in the Bin

Spray paint, acrylic/canvas/board, (framed by the artist).
Completed in 2018. Unique work
142 x 78 x 18 cm


London, United Kingdom
Contemporary Art Evening Auction, 14 oct 2021

Lot # 7
Hammer price: $ 21,893,360
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 25,426,401
Estimate: $ 5,473,340 – $ 8,210,010

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