Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Banksy wall sells on eBay

When the eBay auction for Banksy’s latest mural closed, the winning bid was a whopping £208,100 (approx. $400,000).

The wall in question, located on Portobello Road in West London, belonged to Luti Fagbenle. He was quoted as having said that he couldn’t “really justify owning a piece of art worth as much as it is,” so he sold it

. The price did not include the removal of the piece, or the replacement of a graffiti-free wall.

This event falls only weeks before the world’s first ever Urban Art auction at Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers on February 5th.

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