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Format: Unsigned Print
Size: H 35cm x W 100cm
Edition size: 500
The value of Banksy's Bomb Middle England, a signed screen print from 2003, is estimated to be worth between £28,000 to £40,000. This is a rare artwork with only 4 sales at auction to date. The hammer price has been consistent at £15,000 as of September 2019. The average return to the seller is £12,750 and the artwork has shown a decrease in value with an average annual growth rate of -5%. The first sale at auction was on 27th September 2008 and the edition size of this artwork is limited to 50.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|September 2023||Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||Bomb Middle England - Unsigned Print|
|August 2023||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||Bomb Middle England - Unsigned Print|
|March 2023||Tate Ward Auctions - United Kingdom||Bomb Middle England - Unsigned Print|
|February 2023||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||Bomb Middle England - Unsigned Print|
|November 2022||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||Bomb Middle England - Unsigned Print|
|September 2022||SBI Art Auction - Japan||Bomb Middle England - Unsigned Print|
|August 2022||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Bomb Middle England - Unsigned Print|
Banksy's Bomb Middle England (2003) was released as an unsigned screen print by Pictures on Walls in a limited edition of 500. It features three middle-aged women playing boules on a green lawn and critiques UK participation in foreign conflicts by comparing it to a leisurely, bourgeois game.
In 2007, Bombing Middle England, the original piece of acrylic and spray paint on canvas, fetched £102,000 at Sotheby's. Finding a signed edition of this artwork is extraordinarily difficult and the demand for these is very high. Bomb Middle England depicts three middle-aged ladies playing a game of boules, the lawn is bright green and is the only colour featured in this screen print. With the ladies on the far left and their boules, which are in fact, lit fuse bombs on the far right. The subversive message of Bomb Middle England, as with all Banksy pieces, is up for debate; perhaps it is a critique of the predictable structure that seems to define English middle-class culture. It could also be read as a critical comment on the UK elite, or wealthier members of society, who are shielded from the harsh realities of war, destruction or poverty. Banksy is outspoken against the military-industrialist complex and war as profit in his artworks, such as in other powerful screen prints like Bomb Hugger, Happy Choppers and Have a Nice Day.
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