Northwestern college sophomore Amanda Peyton wanted to decorate her dorm room wall in 2003. Peyton. . . recalled how she had been browsing a British website when she found a cool print of a girl hugging a bomb. Impulsively, she purchased it for around $100, the most she had ever spent on a wall decoration. When the print arrived in a poster tube, it was signed and hand-numbered by an artist named Banksy.
. . .Though Peyton still asks around, she says she’s not really interested in selling the piece anymore. “It seems like me and Bomb Hugger are going to be together for life and I am pretty happy about it,” she writes, adding that if nothing else, the print is a reminder that some of the best things in life are just dumb luck.
Yahoo! Shine asked the Winston Art Group, the largest independent art advisory and appraisal firm in the U.S. to weigh in on the print. According to an email sent by Kimball Higgs, Director of Art Advisory, based solely on the image provided and not having examined the work in person, the retail value would be around $10,000 to $15,000, maybe higher, depending on the print’s condition. The sale value: Most likely in the $5,000-$7,000 range.
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