Banksy vs. Banksy / Christie's vs. Sotheby's

February 23 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

At first I put it down to lockdown fever, but no.

I've been rather stumped by this very curious happening on the Christie's and Sotheby's auction calendars. Both auction houses will be organising Banksy auctions on exactly the same day, in the same city and seemingly selling the exact same works.

It seems that both auction houses will be selling print versions of Love is in the Air and have picked them as the thumbnail for their sales. The Sotheby's version is estimated at £80k - £120k.

How can this make any commercial sense? Or is this the latest publicity stunt which is set to unfold in spectacular fashion?

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