Banksy's UK Parliament Painting Sells For $12.1 Million At Auction
Friday, October 4, 2019, 8:13 AM
A Banksy painting depicting the British parliament populated by chimpanzees smashed the record for the mysterious British street artist on Thursday, fetching nearly 9.9 million pounds, Sotheby's auction house said. The 2009 work entitled "Devolved Parliament" sold for 9,879,500 pounds ($12.1 million, 11.1 million euros) following a 13-minute battle between 10 different bidders. The seller bought the painting from Banksy in 2011.
"Genius Or Vandal?": Banksy's Works On Show In Spain Without His Approval
Friday, December 7, 2018, 8:54 AM
Banksy has been Banksied. The guerilla artist who puts-up his work in public-spaces without asking authorisation is the subject of a new-show in Madrid featuring his works without his authorisation. "Genius or Vandal?" opened Thursday at Ifema centre in the Spanish capital and will run until March-10. Moments after Banksy's "Girl with Balloon" was sold, it passed through a shredder hidden in the frame.