Banksy’s ‘Love Rat’ gnaws on bidders heartstrings
23rd November 2018
The Wiltshire vendor of this Banksy print titled Love Rat decided the time was right to offer this work purchased ten years ago. As one of an unsigned edition of 600, offered with its Pest Control certificate of authentication and original purchase receipt for £700, the 46cm x 32cm print was estimated at £3,000 - £4,000 in our November 2018 Quarterly Specialist Sale. Enquiries flooded in, helped not least by the recent shredding of a Banksy work at auction. Barneby’s, one of the auction platforms that host the Clevedon Salerooms auction catalogue said that Banksy is the most searched term on their website with 2,500 searches per day.
Two telephone bidders fought tooth and nail with the victor emerging at £9,200. If you have a Banksy that you may be thinking of selling, or perhaps you have a work that may need insuring, talk to Clevedon Salerooms.
‘Reel’ high prices at Clevedon Salerooms
Clevedon Salerooms held their second sale of the New Year on Thursday 23rd January at the Kenn Road Auction Centre. Top price of the day was paid for the best of a large collection of 16mm film reels which filled the back wall of the saleroom. Spilt into four lots, the best of these were competed for by online bidders and another in the room to a multiple-estimate £1,100. The other three lots amassed £770 total.