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.
Money can’t buy you love… but it can buy you Beatles posters!
Clevedon salerooms held their latest fortnightly auction on Thursday 30th July at the Kenn Road Auction Centre. The gradual relaxing of lockdown has led to valuation days returning to something approaching their busy best, even though social distancing is still maintained – and this led to over 700 lots being consigned for the sale, with in excess of 91% sold on the day.