The collection had belonged to the former agent and friend of Banksy, Steve Lazarides. They got to know each other many years ago and at first Lazarides used to sell Banksy's art in the truck of his car. After some time, he was able to bring the art in to the galleries and many say he most definitely played a big part in Banksy's success, but also in having brought the street art from the streets and in to the galleries.

The Contemporary art & design auction, also included works from, among others, Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry and Connor Harrington. The most expensive of Banksy's work was, not too surprisingly, the Rude Copper (2002) which was sold for almost $ 50 000. After the auction, Bonham said that the success of the auction also is proof of what Banksy has meant for the contemporary art. But it is not the first time Banksy's art has been sold during an auction at Bonhams. Last year, Barnebys wrote about this auction as well.

Artworks by Banksy can be found on Barnebys, just click on the images to go to the auctions.

BANKSY. B.1974 "LAUGH NOW". Low estimate: 53 100 USD. Sotheby's BANKSY. B.1974 "LAUGH NOW". Low estimate: 53 100 USD. Sotheby's

Banksy. Low estimate: 273 000 USD. Sotheby's Banksy. Low estimate: 273 000 USD. Sotheby's

BANKSY Angel, 2009. Low estimate: 303 000 USD. Phillips BANKSY
Angel, 2009. Low estimate: 303 000 USD. Phillips

 

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