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 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.
The final edition of Trolleys (and by far the rarest) came at the Santa’s Ghetto show in Bethlehem in December 2007. Only available to those who visited the temporary exhibition (buyers had a choice between Trolleys or Gold Flags), this was a signed edition of 28 prints printed on end paper.
• 100 LA Edition – Unsigned
• 500 POW Edition – Unsigned Black & White
• 750 POW Edition – Signed Colour
• 150 POW Edition – Signed Black & White
• 28 Santa’s Ghetto 2007 Edition – Signed End Paper
From Banksy’s LA show Barely Legal in 2006, originally uploaded here.