Popular Artist Articles

The Great British Spraycation: Banksy’s new murals may help boost tourism to seaside towns

International holidays may be taking off again, but there is a new destination du jour right here in England, where it seems Banksy has been holidaying himself: East Anglia. When Banksy confirmed that he made eight new murals in Great Yarmouth, Gorleston, Cromer, Lowestoft and Oulton Broad in Norfolk and Suffolk, he single handedly put these […]

Are NFTs The Future Of Art Collecting?

How can a virtual Banksy artwork sell for 300% more than a physical Banksy print? Why is a purely digital artwork worth $69.3 million? Here is MyArtBroker’s guide to Nonfungible Tokens (NFTs), one of the fast-growing investments in the art world today, and its impact on the prints market. Jump to What is an NFT? […]

The Online Global Art Market Around The World

Investing in art, just like any other financial investment, needs to be considered carefully with a lot of research to be able to achieve successful returns. Art investments are growing in popularity and it doesn’t seem to be a passing fad. In 2019, the value of the global art market was £46.2billion ($64.12billion), with a […]

The Average Price Of A Banksy Print Vs Gold, Shares And Assets

Banksy has become one of the world’s most famous working artists. His instantly recognisable style both on the streets of London and across the globe has captured the hearts of passers-by ever since his first murals appeared in the early 1990s. Banksy’s identity continues to elude us and this has made his work even more […]

Banksy In The News

March 2021 Banksy’s Game Changer sets new auction record and raises £16.8million for NHS After 15 minutes of bidding at Christie’s London saleroom, over the telephones and online, Banksy’s original canvas Game Changer sold for £16,758,000 at Christie’s 20th Century Art Evening Sale in London, with proceeds going to support the wellbeing of University Southampton […]

Warhol In The News

March 2021 Warhol receives major exhibition in China Becoming Andy Warhol is set to be “the most comprehensive exhibition by Andy Warhol staged to date in China”. The show will open on 3 July at the UCCA Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing before travelling to the UCCA Edge in Shanghai. Around 300 artworks from […]

Reimagining Our Family Favourites: Banksy And Pop Art

Soup cans, celebrities and cultural events – Banksy continues Andy Warhol‘s legacy of exploring trends and issues in contemporary society. Here are some of the graffiti artist’s prints with a true Pop Art spirit. Pop Art is a revolt against the old. The most famous Pop Artists of the 1950s and ’60s – Roy Lichtenstein, […]

Disillusioned Youth: The Theme Of Childhood In Banksy’s Prints

From the fairytales of the Brothers Grimm to William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience, children have long been the protagonists of dark tales that turn a mirror on the ills and inequalities of society. Banksy, a master of telling a story with the sparest of stencil marks, knows how powerful the image of a […]

F**k the Police: The Theme of Disorder & Authority in Banksy’s Prints

Well known for his anti-establishment artworks, it is no surprise that one of Banksy’s most common subjects is the character of the police officer. Whether they are being ridiculed, impersonated or disparaged, these figures can be seen throughout the artist’s oeuvre in murals and prints alike. As a graffiti artist the very nature of Banksy’s […]

Smokin’ Modern and Contemporary Prints, 1950-2006

From the turn of the 20th century, an age of industry, tobacco became a major export and cigarettes were integrated into the artistic iconography of Modernism, having been a romantic motif during the Art Nouveau era. With the birth of cinema the cigarette was glamourised, dangling from the lips of la femme fatale and brooding […]

‘The Worst View In The World’: A Guide To Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel In Bethlehem

  Opened in 2017, Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem will celebrate its four-year anniversary in March 2021. Here are 10 quick facts about the hotel with the ‘worst view in the world’. 1. Banksy opened the Walled Off Hotel in 2017 The Walled Off Hotel – designed by anonymous street artist Banksy and now […]

Harland Miller: Exhibitions, 2010-2020

Over the last decade, Harland Miller has exhibited his instantly recognisable paintings in galleries around the world, from his hometown of York to Hong Kong. Many of these shows marked the debut of a new series, continuing or completely changing what Miller had made before. Here’s our ultimate guide to Miller’s best exhibitions since 2008. […]

KAWS In The News

KAWS: WHAT PARTY, opening on 12 February 2021, will survey 25 years of art by KAWS and offer visitors a chance to buy new works in the artist’s pop-up shop. The Brooklyn Museum is New York’s first art institution to present a KAWS retrospective. Brian Donnelly first adopted the name ‘KAWS’ as a graffiti artist […]

Top Five Andy Warhol’s

Andy Warhol is not only one of the most famous Pop Artists in the world; he is one of the most famous artists of all-time. His vast oeuvre of work – inspired by celebrity and the commercialism of everyday life – became his life. Hosting elaborate parties, that he would often photograph or record, at […]

Banksy: A Cultural Investment

“People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish… but that’s only if it’s done properly.” In anticipation of several new installations in Bristol Museum and Art Gallery’s modern and contemporary wing, Modern and Contemporary Art curator, Julia Carver, tells us about one of Bristol’s most famous contemporary artists, the anonymous godfather of Street Art, Banksy. We explore […]

Benevolent Banksy: 10 Times Banksy Has Done Something For Charity

We estimate that in the last 20 years, Banksy has raised almost £30 million for charity. He may be the best-selling contemporary artist of all time, but Banksy’s work has, from the beginning, sought to serve a social purpose. It’s widely known that Banksy is outspoken on many prescient social issues, including gang violence, homelessness, […]

Resilience and Return: How Prints Have Prevailed Amidst the Pandemic

November 2020 There has been more movement than ever in areas of the secondary prints market since COVID19 hit the market this year. With a recession looming and many traditional investment options at risk, the need for new security in an unstable market has shifted the landscape for both buyers and sellers.  Art fairs, galleries […]

Banksy Prints: Should You Stick Or Twist?

The Banksy market for prints and editions has become one of the most in demand segments of the art market in recent years. As the global pandemic has brought much of the world to a standstill over 100 Banksy prints have sold in 2020 for well in excess of their presale estimates and values have […]

Banksy’s ‘Show Me The Monet’ Realises £7,551,60 at Auction, Making it the Second Most Expensive Banksy Ever Sold

Tonight Show Me The Monet become the second most expensive Banksy painting ever sold at auction, selling for £7,551,60 in the Sotheby’s Post Contemporary Evening Auction. Show Me The Monet was bought by a telephone bidder, bidding with Patti Wong, Chairman  of Sotheby’s Asia. Bidding throughout the lot was slow and steady until the end, as the […]

Roy Lichtenstein: First, Last & Most Famous

Some of Lichtenstein’s most iconic works include Whaam!, Hopeless, and Drowning Girl, all of which were executed in 1963 and are rendered in his bright, bold colour palette. Underscored with parody and irony, they transform mainstream motifs and clichés into works of art, elevating seemingly trivial subjects into meaningful social commentary, blurring the distinction between […]

Dismaland – an art review

“Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it”  – Bertolt Brecht, cited in Banksy’s opening essay for the catalogue to Dismaland. Now the dust has settled, we look back more closely at the art at Dismaland. Work by more than 50 artists from 17 countries was on […]

Haring in the News

Keith Haring’s collection raises $4.6million for charity Rare works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat, George Condo and others achieve 100% sell-through rate in online auction. Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Haring’s death in 1990, the Keith Haring Foundation has teamed up with Sotheby’s to auction nearly 140 artworks from the artist’s personal […]

Keith Haring: First, Last & Most Famous

Haring once said that ‘Art is life, and life is art’, and it is this all encompassing approach to art as well as his prolific output that brought him his success. Known for his bold graphic style and playful sense of humour, Keith Haring is one of the most influential and adored artists of the […]

Andy Warhol: First, Last & Most Famous

Warhol’s early work was based primarily on advertisements and commercial design which targeted the majority rather than the affluent minority. Campbell’s Soup cans, Brillo Boxes and Coca-Cola bottles became common motifs in Warhol’s iconography of consumerism and globalisation, and the mechanical silk-screening process meant prints could be churned out of the ironically named Factory almost […]

London’s Top 12 Banksy Murals

The ultimate guide to Banksy’s most famous London murals Since he first appeared on the street art scene in Bristol around the early 2000s, Banksy’s art has conquered city streets, buildings, the London Underground and gallery walls around the world from Paris through New York to the West Bank and even his own bathroom during […]

Who is Banksy? Myths and truths about the worlds most talked about artist

As one of the most elusive figures on the contemporary art scene, Banksy continues to be the subject of speculation around his identity, background and net worth. Here we take a deep dive into what is known about the street artist and try and answer some of the burning questions that follow his every move. […]

A Guide to Restoring and Caring for Modern and Contemporary Prints

From climate and light to mounting and framing, being a good steward of an artwork begins with knowing how to look after it. Hear our recommended conservators, Roo and Maartje of Foley Schalkx Conservation and MyArtBrokers’ Modern and Contemporary Print specialist team answer the most asked questions around collecting and caring for your artworks. ‘Artworks […]

A Guide to Banksy’s Rats

Why Banksy’s Rats prints are having more than a moment – and might be your best investment yet. Banksy is back in his habitat, out of his bathroom and Southampton Hospital, he’s venturing to the London Underground to spray-paint messages to highlight the importance of wearing a face mask as London navigates the world post lockdown. […]

How to Sell Art in a Crisis

As auction houses and galleries close their doors without any knowledge of when they can reopen, it’s business as usual at MyArtBroker as we see the strongest demand for works by Banksy, KAWS, Haring, Warhol and Hirst in years.  High street galleries are panicking. As their social media feeds scream: ‘we’re innovating!’ the shock waves […]

Can the Banksy market really be the only thing to survive unscathed by the coronavirus?

25 March 2020 MyArtBroker have seen a 260% rise in enquiries in the last three weeks, with more newcomers than ever seeking refuge in Banksy, KAWS and Warhol works. Gold is blown out of the water as the safe-haven investment, as investors look to the Banksy market, which has returned profits of 1000%+ in the last decade. […]

Warhol at the Tate Modern: The Man Behind the Wig, Rediscover the Visionary Legacy

One would think we have seen all sides of Andy Warhol, his artistic legacy and cult of many personas having always lived in the limelight even long after his death. Nevertheless, Tate Modern’s large-scale exhibition approaches the artist’s robust oeuvre and iconic personality from a refreshingly intimate angle.

Warhol’s Women: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020

Covering the full scope of Warhol’s prints career, we invite you to ponder the artist’s complex and often confusing relationship to the ideals of femininity, beauty, and power in celebration of International Women’s Day. Warhol depicted an astonishing range of women, from royalty and Hollywood stars to drag queens and inhabitants of the underground art scene. […]

10 Lessons the Wannabe Influencer Can Learn from the OG and King of Pop, Andy Warhol

Here we take a look at what emerging influencers can learn from the prince of Pop Art who became one of the first artists to turn himself into a global brand.

Warhol By Numbers

Rated as one of the surest investments by leading dealers in the art world, the appeal of Warhol’s work among collectors and the general public shows no sign of slowing down. As we embark on a new decade we take a look at some of the figures that have defined the market for the father of pop art over the last few years.

Why Warhol will always be the original ‘influencer’

Today’s popular culture is the playground of influencers, tastemakers and celebrities creating original content that taps seamlessly into our everyday lives, punctuated by hashtags, product placement and the cult of superstardom. A pioneering concept invented with the rise of online culture? Not so, the master of Pop Art has never felt so relevant. Pioneering Product […]

Banksy by numbers

2019 proved to be a stellar year for the Bristolian street artist who continues to outrage his critics and delight his fans with ingenious new ways of distributing his art. Here we chart his continuing success by taking a look at the numbers that have made these last 12 months so remarkable…  £9.9million  The record […]

From Bristol To BLM – Why Banksy Is More Relevant Than Ever In 2021

When notorious street artist Banksy first broke onto the scene in the early 2000s it seemed like he had sparked a revolution, bringing the medium of graffiti – traditionally associated with vandalism – to the forefront of contemporary art. His murals, which ranged from satirical jibes at society to outspoken critiques of capitalism, often appeared […]

Who is Banksy? 10 Myths About The World’s Most Talked About Artist

As one of the most elusive figures on the contemporary art scene, Banksy continues to be the subject of news stories and rumours debating his true identity and the impact of his latest stunt. While some believe him to be a member of the band Massive Attack, others have speculated that he is not, in […]

Why is Banksy so popular? What makes him a national treasure? We’ve found out!

What is it about Banksy that captures our hearts and minds? Is Banksy a national treasure? Does Banksy represent Britain as a society? The results are in.. Plenty of art critics and social commentators have speculated and provided their critique of Banksy’s art, but nobody has actually asked people properly…Until now. As part of our […]

Darwin alert! – someone’s just shredded a £40k Banksy print

On Friday 5th October Banksy shocked the art world with a stunt at the auction house Sotheby’s. If you have not seen or read about it, where have you been? Whilst we in our opinion, accurately estimated Banksy had roughly doubled the value of the artwork he destroyed, the unique theatre and spectacle of his […]

Banksy: A Cultural Investment

“People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish… but that’s only if it’s done properly.” In anticipation of several new installations in Bristol Museum and Art Gallery’s modern and contemporary wing, Modern and Contemporary Art curator, Julia Carver, tells us about one of Bristol’s most famous contemporary artists, the anonymous godfather of Street Art, Banksy. We explore […]

Banksy: The Shakespeare Complex

Banksy and Shakespeare have a number of similarities: a knack for making both scathing, satirical statements and sentimental ones; an ability to connect with the general public en masse; unrivalled genius in their field; the ability to fuse the classical with the contemporary; an ability to turn the topical into art (see Banksy’s latest work, […]