UPDATED OCTOBER 2021

The Banksy market is back in full swing after a quiet quarter. September’s Banksy print sales have achieved £7.1 million – more than double the combined total of the previous two months – contributing 22% to this year’s ongoing total, £32.6 million.

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As of 30 September 2021, 455 Banksy prints have been sold this year, which is 120% of 2020’s total by number and 149% by value. Q3 of 2021 sold as many prints as Q2 of 2021 and achieved roughly the same value in sales. This consistency of sales and average price over the past 3-6 months all show that the Banksy print market is continuing to mature. We’ve also seen a significant uplift in demand for signed prints, which continue to do very well on the private market.

Meanwhile ‘Banksy only’ auctions, which were all the rage back in 2020, saw their sell-through rates plummet in the middle of 2021. Has the market fallen out of love with these dedicated sales?

We also explore the importance of a diversified portfolio and why investors are turning to prints. Finally, as Banksy’s Love is in the Bin returns to auction at Sotheby’s on 14 October, we recount the events so far and the artist’s other famous stunts.

Take a deep dive into what we’ve learned about the market in Q3 2021 in our new trend report, packed with insights and advice for Banksy buyers and sellers.

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Watch the infamous Love is in the Bin shredding stunt from October 2018, ahead of the artwork’s upcoming sale at Sotheby’s:

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