Famed Banksy mural could sell for $150,000 at auction
One of Banksy’s most famous graffiti murals could sell for up to $150,000 when it goes on the auction block Thursday.
“Love Is in the Air,” which shows a masked protester throwing a bouquet of flowers, will be up for bid at Bonhams in London.
The Contemporary Art and Design auction will also feature spin paintings by Damien Hirst, a Jeff Koons watercolor and furniture by Ringo Starr.
“Prices for spray-paint canvases by Banksy in our recent auctions demonstrate that his works are more popular than ever with high-profile art collectors,” Bonhams contemporary art specialist Alan Montgomery said in a statement.
A stencil by the renowned street artist of boy at a sewing machine disappeared from a London neighborhood and ended up on the auction block. The piece sold for for $1.1 million and sparked debate over who owns public art.
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