$70,000-$110,000 Value Indicator
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¥6,350,000-¥10,880,000 Value Indicator
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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 35cm x W 100cm
Edition size: 50
Banksy's "Have A Nice Day" is a signed screen print from 2003, with an estimated worth between £35,000 and £60,000. This captivating artwork has been sold 10 times since its first auction sale in September 2008, with sales spread across four different countries including the United Kingdom, France, Sweden, and the United States. Over the past five years, the hammer price has ranged from £40,000 in November 2021 to £80,000 in December 2020, showing an impressive average annual growth rate of 5%. Despite no sales in the last 12 months, the artwork's value continues to hold strong with an average return to the seller of £51,000. The edition size of this artwork is limited to just 50 pieces, adding to its exclusivity.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|November 2021||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Have A Nice Day - Signed Print|
|December 2020||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Have A Nice Day - Signed Print|
|March 2015||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||Have A Nice Day - Signed Print|
|January 2015||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Have A Nice Day - Signed Print|
|December 2013||Pierre Bergé & Associates Paris - France||Have A Nice Day - Signed Print|
|October 2013||Digard - France||Have A Nice Day - Signed Print|
|June 2013||Uppsala Auktionskammare - Sweden||Have A Nice Day - Signed Print|
British street artist Banksy's early screen print, Have A Nice Day (2003), from a signed edition of 50, depicts a military police force with the artist's acid-house smiley face pasted over their faces. This juxtaposition simultaneously undermines the forces’ authority while exaggerating their threatening aura.
In one of the first ever screen prints released by Banksy, he takes on law enforcement in a bold and striking way; a landscape piece, which depicts almost thirty military or riot police lined up from left to right, in the middle of them a large military tank, locked and loaded. The piece is entitled Have a Nice Day, which is a hugely ironic sentiment given the menacing nature of the men in riot gear staring out of the canvas.
On close inspection of the work, each of the officers have their faces obscured with a yellow ‘acid-house’ smiley face, something most commonly associated with 1990s rave culture, but can be traced to its roots in popular culture of the 1960s when it was used as a feel-good symbol. Something so innocent and ‘happy’ however, was ripe for subversion and through the decades that followed, the smiley was coopted by various movements ranging from horror films, to serial killers, the Far Right and in popular graphic novel The Watchman - in which it is used to examine the corruption of power. This is incredibly pertinent to this piece by Banksy, with many of his images repurposing the yellow smiley.
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