Banksy’s ‘Love Rat’ gnaws on bidders heartstrings

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.