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Exclusive Banksy Auction to Be Held in New York

Exclusive Banksy Auction to Be Held in New YorkExclusive Banksy Auction to Be Held in New York

London’s Forum Auctions is taking 40 works by British street artist Banksy to New York. The exact time of the auction is not announced yet. New Yorkers have a particularly strong affinity with the artist following his 31 day “Better out than in” residency in the Big Apple during 2010, Artdaily.com reported.  The works on offer provide a solid cross section of his commercially produced prints from the earliest Rude Copper (2002) to his most recent open edition Box Set, available for purchase only from the ‘gift shop’ of his Walled Off Hotel project in Jerusalem (opened 2017).

Forum Auctions has become a leading auction house for Banksy editions having sold over 100 examples over the past 12 months for a total of $2 million. All works in the sale are offered with certificates from the artist’s authenticating body, Pest Control Office.

Banksy is an anonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director of unverified identity. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique.

 

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