- Title: Trolley Hunters POW Edition (Colour) Signed
- Medium: Silkscreen on heavy quality somerset art paper
- Date: 2007
- Edition: 750 Signed (0 Unsigned)
- Dimensions: 76 x 56 cm
- Signed: Signed bottom right and numbered bottom left
- Published by: POW
The Banksy print Trolleys (or Trolley Hunters) was originally released as part of the LA edition accompanying Banksy’s Barely Legal Show in 2006. This exhibition of works by Banksy in a warehouse turned the art world on its ear almost instantaneously. The “Barely Legal Print Set,” as six particular Banksy street art prints are known, are the most coveted artworks by Banksy from the exhibition are also the most rare and valuable screen print sets in urban art.
Published by Modern Multiples, six prints in editions of 100 each were produced for the show, with six Printer’s Proofs per image signed by Banksy and embossed with the insignia of Pictures On Walls, Banksy’s UK-based printer of record.
There was originally supposed to be a seventh print depicting an aristocrat being hit in the face with a pie, but the print was dropped to due time constraints and the print’s complexity for color layers.
This first incarnation of Trolleys was unsigned, and numbered out of 500, but curiously enough only 100 unsigned prints were sold at the show.
There are a limited number of signed prints from the LA Edition in circulation (low edition numbers and proofs), but these never went on general sale.The LA edition of Trolleys differs slightly to the later UK release – most noteworthy being that the paper it was printed on was a cream colour, and a hunter has a different tool. It was printed by Modern Multiples.
In late 2007, Trolleys saw a UK release at Pictures On Walls coming in three different forms – an edition of 750 signed colour prints, 500 unsigned white prints and 150 signed white prints. 750 is the biggest edition of signed prints produced by Banksy.