A number of pieces of work done by urban artist Banksy are set to go under the hammer at auction house Bonhams in New Bond Street, as part of its Urban Art Sale.
Leopard and Barcode is the main piece that is expected to grab the most headlines and attract the big bucks. Pre sale estimates range from between £60,000 and £80,000 thanks in no small part to Banksy’s signature on the reverse.
In total, the sale will feature seventeen works by Banksy, and will include several outstanding originals.
Also to go under the hammer are Bomb Hugger, Love is in the Air, 2002 and a screen print of British supermodel Kate Moss, 2005, which has been estimated at between £30,000 and £50,000.
Alan Montgomery, urban art specialist at Bonhams, said: “Banksy’s popularity still goes from strength to strength, with the market for his work certainly following suit.
“We are excited to be offering this group of works, which includes some of his best known and most sought after images.”
Just goes to show, it’s not just the old pieces of art that get auction houses all excited. New urban classics can go for big money too.