Collecting Banksy

Why Collect Banksy's Limited Editions
July 17, 2023
Why collect Banksy prints

Value and Demand

Since their release over the last 20 years, Banksy’s screen prints have been highly desired and sought after by collectors of both street art and, over the last ten years, collectors who wish to diversify their portfolio. The demand for Banksy remains strong and, according to our partners at Artsy, they consistently report Banksy being one of their most requested artists. Whether the iconic motifs of rats, children or the biting social commentary of works such as Napalm, Christ with Shopping Bags or Barcode - the volume and subject matter of his works ensure that demand remains high. 

Social and Political Commentary

Banksy's artwork is renowned for its biting social and political commentary. Through his art, Banksy provides sharp critiques of societal issues, such as war, consumerism, and the refugee crisis. Owning a Banksy screen print means owning a piece of artwork that is not only visually striking but also deeply meaningful and thought-provoking. 

Cultural Influence

Banksy has undoubtedly left his mark on the art world, earning a reputation as an enigmatic figure and cultural icon. His graffiti and installations have appeared on walls, streets, and even the controversial West Bank barrier, gaining widespread media attention and public fascination. 

His screen prints are a more accessible way of owning a piece of Banksy's influential artistic legacy. They capture the essence of his street art in a format that can be easily exhibited and preserved, making them an attractive option for art collectors.

Limited Editions

Banksy's screenprints have been released as limited editions, which adds to their appeal. The exclusivity of these prints often fuels demand, enhancing their value and making them coveted pieces for art collectors. The scarcity of these screen prints also means that they are likely to retain or even increase their value over time, making them a potentially good investment. What’s more, over the course of the years, the condition of many of the screen prints on the market has deteriorated - further reducing the availability of works in excellent condition thus increasing their rarity. Read more about investing in Banksy in our invest in Banksy article, 

Collecting Banksy's screen prints offers art enthusiasts an opportunity to delve into the world of street art, social commentary, and cultural influence. Despite the controversy surrounding his work and the anonymity of the artist, Banksy's popularity and the demand for his art continue to grow. Whether it's the desire to own a piece of art that captures contemporary societal issues, the thrill of owning a piece from the elusive Banksy, or the potential for financial appreciation, there's no denying that Banksy's screen prints offer a unique and compelling addition to any art collection.

Whether you wish to buy Banksy signed prints or add Banksy unsigned prints to your collection, Andipa are here to assist you. For more than 17 years, our gallery has led the global Banksy secondary market and advised collectors across the globe. Contact our team via or call for further information.

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Alex Yellop