Sale Ends was first created for Banksy's groundbreaking 2006 exhibition Barely Legal in Los Angeles. It features a group of men and women all worshipping a Sale Ends sign, which can be interpreted as an ironic statement on the glorified status of capitalism and the market, commenting on the nearly religious nature of sales and consumer goods which are worshipped by the masses. The first version of this print was printed by Modern Multiples and was made available at Barely Legal in very limited quantities.
In 2017 when Pictures on Walls announced it was closing its doors after fourteen years, the artist decided to finally release this reworked version which had been left on a shelf.
Given the meteoric rise in Banksy print prices over the last few years, Sale Ends (V2) is one of only a handful of signed editions by the artist that are still available for less than six figures and therefore represents a great investment opportunity.
Please note, this print has been consigned to us by a client and is in excellent condition, framed and ready to hang.
Year first published: 2017
Medium: 2 colour screenprint on Arches wove paper
Technique: Screenprint in colours
Classification: From the signed edition of 500
Dimensions: 56cm (h) x 76cm (w)
Markings: Signed and numbered by the artist with the artist and publisher's blind stamps
Condition: Mint, as issued
Provenance: Comes with Pest Control COA
Framing: Sold fully conservation framed in black with non-reflective museum glazing.