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Banksy Gets Painted Over

by | 23rd, October 2007

BUT is it art Banksy?

GRAFITTI art by the acclaimed artist Banksy on streets in Tower Hamlets is to be painted over.

Stencilled artwork from the guerrilla artist can be seen on walls across London, but Tower Hamlets is the first council to treat them as vandalism.

The plan comes as 11 pieces of the artist’s work go on sale on Wednesday.

Banksy, from Bristol, made his name with public art and subversive stunts. His works now sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds.

The actress Angelina Jolie reportedly bought one of his works for more than £200,000.

Eleven of Banksy’s stencilled artworks go on sale on Wednesday at Bonham’s auction house in Knightsbridge.

Upper Paleolithic man, eat your heart out…

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