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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 56cm x W 76cm
Edition size: 150
The value of Banksy's Morons (LA Edition, white), a signed screen print from 2007, is estimated to be worth between £50,000 to £80,000. This is a rare artwork with only 4 sales at auction to date. It has been sold in countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom. The hammer price peaked at £35,092 in July 2022. The average return to the seller has been £29,828, despite an average annual growth rate of -1%. The first sale at auction was on 24th February 2009. This edition of Morons (LA Edition, white) is limited to just 150 pieces, making it a unique addition to any collection.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|July 2022||Christie's New York - United States||Morons (LA Edition, white) - Signed Print|
|December 2016||Julien's Auctions - United States||Morons (LA Edition, white) - Signed Print|
|April 2016||Julien's Auctions - United States||Morons (LA Edition, white) - Signed Print|
|February 2009||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Morons (LA Edition, white) - Signed Print|
Banksy's 2007 screen-print Morons critiques art elitism by replacing Van Gogh's Sunflowers, sold for £22.5m, with a sign reading "I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU MORONS ACTUALLY BUY THIS SHIT." The print, from the signed white and gold LA edition of 150, highlights the absurdity of art world wealth and includes a meta-comment on Banksy's own buyers.
Morons is one of Banksy’s most scathing attacks on the extraordinarily high prices his, and many other artists’ artworks generate. This largely monochromatic original screen print in Banksy’s signature style portrays an auction room full of people in suits bidding for a number of artworks, including one in a gold frame (the only colour in the image) that reads, ‘I can’t believe you morons actually buy this shit’.
Banksy’s relationship with the art market is notoriously controversial, which is precisely why he is so successful. The artist has expressed similarly critical opinions of the art world’s commercialism through public pranks such as the famous incident in 2008 at Sotheby’s auction of Girl With Balloon, which, after the hammer struck down at a record price, ceremoniously shredded itself in front of the audience.
Morons first appeared on Banksy’s site following a record-breaking auction result for one of his canvases.
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