Banksy artwork sells for almost $10 million at auction

Banksy artwork sells for almost $10 million at auction

Banksy’s rascally war a known Impressionist painting has sold-out at auction for seven.6 million pounds ($9.8 million), the second-highest value ever purchased a piece by land street creator.

“Show Pine Tree State the Monet” sold-out to Associate in Nursing unidentified bidder at Sotheby’s in London on Wed evening, surpassing its higher pre-sale estimate of five million pounds.

In the 2005 work, Banksy intercalary abandoned searching carts Associate in Nursingd an orange traffic cone to Claude Monet’s image of water lilies in his garden at Giverny.

Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s European head of latest art, aforesaid the work was one in every of the “strongest and most iconic” Banksy works to seem at auction.

Banksy, whose real name has ne’er been formally confirmed, began his career spray-painting buildings in port, England, and has become one in every of the world’s known artists.

Another Banksy work, “Devolved Parliament,” sold-out last year at Sotheby’s in London for nine.9 million pounds. Earlier this month, his graffiti-style piece “Forgive USA Our Trespassing” sold-out for $8.3 million at Sotheby’s in urban center.

(This story has been printed from a wire agency feed while not modifications to the text.)

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