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Banksy Molotov Posters sold at Anarchist Bookfair. Day passes peacefully as Stokes Croft self-polices..

May 8, 2011

Despite any concerns that may have been raised, the sale of approximately 1,000 Banksy Molotov posters took place on Saturday May 7th amongst much good humour, and without incident, as several organisations including PRSC, Coexist, Bookfair organisers and Banksy’s people worked together to ensure that all went off peacefully. The book fair was rammed all day, Canteen was busy, and PRSC offered tea and cakes free or by donation all day. The queue, estimated at 400, snaked down Stokes Croft and along City Road, stewarded by Green Security, and aided by volunteers from PRSC.

During the day, a representative from Bristol City Museum requested a poster for their Permanent Collection.

Posters changed hands later the same day on eBay for up to £150.

The queue at 7am, three and a half hours before the sale.

The Banksy poster


Posters rolled in readiness at PRSC.


No Banksy?…


The Original Work in front of Bonzai/Epok wall’

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Toby permalink
    May 11, 2011 12:25 pm

    Hiya,

    Is it true that some of the proceeds of the Banksy sale are going towards the cost of the repair of the shops & businesses surrounding (but not including) Tescos?

  2. samantha permalink
    May 13, 2011 1:27 pm

    apparently some 2,000 poster were sold at £5 each = £10,000 raised for the PRSC.
    As you are registered as a ‘Community Interest Company’, perhaps the community could be informed as to what you intend to do with this money?

  3. Dave permalink
    May 23, 2011 3:03 pm

    I presume the lions share of the proceeds will go to Fred Baker to cover some of the cost of the damage sustained and some of their lost earnings, with smaller amounts going to other parties like the Bristolian who also suffered damage. Perhaps PRSC can confirm this though?

    • stokescroft permalink*
      June 28, 2011 5:46 pm

      Not sure but I think Tesco paid for Fred Baker’s window. PRSC did help out the Bristolian.

  4. Karen Green permalink
    June 18, 2011 9:53 pm

    hi there
    I’ve been trying to get in touch with PRSC re Banksy poster proceeds. I’ve sent you two emails – one on 28 May and one on 12 June but I’ve not had a reply.

    Could you reply to my email? I just want to know what my fiver will be spent on!
    Thanks v much

    • stokescroft permalink*
      June 28, 2011 5:43 pm

      PRSC got 3k to continue their mural work, Coexist got 1.5k and The Anarchist Book fair got 3k also.
      sorry to be slow in response, but there has been much to do of late…
      Chris C

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