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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 […]

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. […]

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 Benevolent: 10 Times Banksy Has Done Something For Charity

We estimate that in the last 20 years Banksy has raised over 12 million pounds 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, […]

Banksy In The News

July 2020 Oops, TFL Destroys A £7.5million Banksy Masterpiece View this post on Instagram A post shared by Banksy (@banksy) Our founder Joey Syer commented: “Its a huge shame and opportunity lost for Londoners that the latest Banksy work has already been removed by the anti-graffiti teams at TFL. Of course, we understand why, and […]

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 […]

Banksy The Benevolent: 10 Times Banksy Has Done Something For Charity

We estimate that in the last 20 years Banksy has raised over 12 million pounds 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, […]

Alberto Giacometti Sculpture Banned From Leaving UK

The culture minister, Ed Vaizey, has put a temporary export bar on an Alberto Giacometti sculpture considered to be a vital connection between British and European modernism. The sculpture, abstract for the Swiss Giacometti, is titled Femme and was made between 1928-9. The painter Winifred Nicholson bought it in the mid-1930’s and it is the […]

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 […]

A pop-up shop for Jake and Dinos Chapman

After the success of their online store, The Chapman Brothers have now opened a pop-up shop, in reality no less. The shop is called FUCKING HELL and has been opened in collaboration with Galerie Gabriel Rolt, which started representing the artists on 17 February 2016. The naughty brothers, often nicknamed the “enfant terribles” of the […]

A Tribute To David Bowie

The tragic news of legendary musician David Bowie dying at the age of 69 after a long battle with cancer, was announced this morning by his son. Having been an artist in the traditional sense, and it seems, in every other; we celebrate Bowie’s lifelong journey with art. He was the man who had just […]

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 are having more than a moment – and might be your best investment in 2020. 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. […]

New Banksy gift to NHS “Game Changer” valued at £5million+

An extraordinary new Banksy artwork has appeared at Southampton General Hospital today, which our experts value to be worth in excess of £5 million, but only time will tell if its subject matter will lead it to eclipse the £9.9 million that Devolved Parliament realised at auction last year.  Ian Syer, Co-founder of MyArtBroker.com says “Banksy […]

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 […]

Channel Their Inner Vandal – Colour, Cut-Out and Create

While school’s out, we’ve got the art classes covered. Every child must rebel, so let them learn from the greatest with our easy colour and cut-out printables. The series celebrates hope, community and love through the works of some the greatest street artists of all time. Street art is all about the message the work conveys, […]

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.

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 Blue Chip – Why Banksy is more relevant than ever in 2019

When notorious street artist Banksy first broke onto the contemporary art 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 the contemporary art scene. His work, which ranged from satirical jibes at society to outspoken critiques of […]

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 paints a piece at a Bristol primary school

The notoriously naughty street artist, Banksy, went back to school this week, to Bridge Farm primary school, the artist’s home town of Bristol. Overnight the artist left a large child-like doodle of a school girl rolling an incredibly realistic flaming tyre sprayed across the 14 ft wall of the playground for the children to return to […]

Collecting, and Selling, Banksy

Banksy collector and MyArtBroker client, Simon, is over on Flux Magazine talking about his Banksy collection, plus how and why he came to sell it. Read an extract below and the full article here. Simon began collecting Banksy in the early 2000s while he was training to become a solicitor. Spending ten years living in Bristol, the […]

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 […]

Buying The Right Banksy

Banksy has certainly been the talk of the summer, and as Dismaland reaches its final weekend, we’ve seen more and more people enquiring about Banksy art for sale. If you’re looking to buy a Banksy print, (or, indeed, sell a Banksy print) whether it’s a numbered or signed Banksy print – and you’re just not sure where to start, here’s […]

Banksy In Bethlehem

This morning Banksy fans on Instagram were greeted with his first post since Dismaland a year and a half ago. The image was a mysteriously ethereal, seemingly conceptual capture of falling white feathers on a teal background. Banksy’s fans reacted to this cryptic post with a variety of excited responses. Varying from: ‘What does it all mean???’ ‘Where you been […]

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, […]