Banksy's 'Love is in the Bin' Increases 18x in Price

October 15 2021

Video: Gloss

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Sotheby's sale of Banksy's Love is in the Bin made headlines last night after it achieved a record £18.5m (inc. commission) over its £4m - £6m estimate. The same painting had sold for £1,042,000 (inc. commission) a mere three years ago.

It seems that this is proof that gimmicks really can be sustained over a period of time, even if the original trick was one that was supposed to poke fun at the art market in the first place. A beautiful irony, I suppose.

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