Banksy is a pseudonymous character that is celebrated for his well-known street art pieces that have revolutionised the East End of London and have encouraged many fellow famous street artists to emerge and share their work on the bare walls of England.
Despite his lack of concern for money, the most popular items of his work have sold for thousands and thousands making him the richest street artist alive. In this article, we will be taking a look at some of Banksy’s most valuable street art pieces.
Firstly, we’ll take a look at the simple ‘ruined landscape’ piece which was established in 2007 by Banksy himself. The piece consists of a beautiful painting of an autumn landscape in the background with the words ‘this is not a photo opportunity’ titling the painting in the foreground and was produced using oil and spray paint on a plain white canvas. Initially this piece was estimated at around £125,667, however was later sold for the impressive price of £241,910.
Next we have the ‘simple intelligence testing’ art piece which proved to be a more popular piece when it sold for roughly £636,500 in auction. Like the ruined landscape piece, this painting was created using oil paints but was split between five parts of canvas and was produced in 2000.
Lastly, but certainly not least comes the Banksy art piece that took the world by storm. Formally known as the painting ‘keep it spotless’, this piece is one, if not the, most famous art piece created by Banksy in the world and sold for an incredible £1,174,992 at an auction in 2008. ‘Keep it spotless’ was created in 2007 and was produced using household gloss and spray paint on a clean white canvas.
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