HomeBanksy’s painting has already sold for $4 million at Miami Art Week

Banksy’s painting has already sold for $4 million at Miami Art Week

Charlie Brown for Banksy at Art Basel Miami. Maddox Gallery

If there is one figure from the contemporary art world who can be relied upon to raise prices constantly, It’s Banksy: Tuesday, Maddox Gallery Sale Charlie BrownA painting by an elusive graffiti artist for $4 million Art Miami VIP preview, which also reinforces that annual artistic extravaganza doesn’t even need to be in full swing to generate big sales. This year, Maddox Gallery is also showing off a number of other Banksys this year, including Make it real, the original flower launcher, the extended pulp fantasy And mouse in the heart. This makes it the largest exhibition of Banksy’s work from a single gallery at Art Miami.

In past years, Art Basel has indirectly hosted Miami Beach full gallery To Banksy: In 2018, former Banksy art dealer Steve Lazarides presented an unauthorized traveling exhibition of works including Banksy’s work. flying copper (2003) and flower thrower (2003) to Magic City Innovation Studios in Miami. The show coincided with Art Basel, but was not officially part of the main show.

Charlie BrownThe painting, sold by Maddox Gallery this week, is a fairly typical entry in the Banksy canon: The artist painted the lovable cartoon character with a familiar smile, but Charlie smokes a lit cigarette and kneels over a can of gasoline. The gallery also displays other works brought in by Banksy for between £500,000 and £5 million. It’s a good time in the market for Banksy’s work: In October, the artwork done by the artist The famous shredded In front of a horrific audience in 2018 sold at auction at Sotheby’s for $21.9 million. Earlier, in 2020, the world auction record for a Banksy print was broken when the artist’s avatar was broken. Balloon Girl – AP Color (Purple)2004 sold for 791,250 pounds (one million dollars). Banksy is here to stay.

A Banksy painting actually sold for $4 million during Miami Art Week