Banksy work sells at Miami auction for $575,000

By Ula Ilnytzky One of three works by the elusive British street artist Banksy offered Tuesday at a Miami auction sold for $575,000. An anonymous buyer purchased “Kissing Coppers,” spray-painted in 2005 on the Prince Albert Pub in Brighton, England, and removed from the side of the building to stand alone. The piece was expected to sell anywhere from $500,000 to $700,000. “It amazes us how Banksy can still be ‘underground’ yet still be so much on everyone’s radar. It will be interesting to see if he moves off this vague line and more in one direction or the other. Will his voice mean less if more people openly accept it?” Read the full article here:

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