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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.