Banksy Morons Signed Print

Morons Banksy

Morons is a mainly monochromatic screenprint from 2006 portraying an auction room full of bidders. The artwork Morons was first seen on the occasion of the artist’s iconic American exhibition named « Barely Legal » which took place in a warehouse in Los Angeles in 2006. The piece was part of a set of six prints, referred to as the « Barely Legal Print Set », along with the works Grannies, Applause, Trolleys, Sale Ends and Festival. Morons is one of the most detailed works from the set. This whole collection of prints is among the most rare and valuable prints in urban art.

Morons was originally released as an unsigned edition of 100 at the artist’s well-known show Barely Legal, printed by Modern Multiples, that sold for $500 a piece. In 2007, Banksy’s UK-based printer Pictures of Walls re-edited additional Morons prints in three different colourways, with 500 unsigned prints in pure back and white, 150 signed prints in pure black and white and 300 signed prints on a sepia background. The original LA edition differs from those released by POW by an addition of a gold frame around the auctioned picture within the print. The artwork also appeared on Banksy’s website following a record-breaking auction result for one of his canvases.

 

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