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    In London, a damaged Banksy painting was sold for a record amount

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    Previously, part of the picture deteriorated on its own, but this did not prevent it from being sold for big money.

    Banksy’s painting went under the hammer for a considerable sum / Collage: Today

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    Partially destroyed painting sold for record £ 16 million at Sotheby’s in London famous artist Banksy “Love in the trash can”.

    It is reported by the BBC.

    Renaming a painting

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    This painting was originally called “Girl with a Balloon”. However, after part of the painting was cut into small strips cleverly hidden in a frame at Sotheby’s in London last October, it was renamed “Love in a Trash Can”.

    Banksy’s painting “Love in the trash can” / Photo: Sotheby’S

    Artwork price

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    The current price, which includes buyer’s commission, has exceeded 18 million pounds (more than 25 million dollars), which, in turn, is significantly higher than the previous record for sales of Banksy works of 16.8 million pounds.

    After the auction ended, auctioneer Oliver Barker joked that he was greatly relieved that this work of art was “still here.”

    Price increase

    Barker noted that Banksy’s painting was “an unexpected piece of performance.” The price of Love in the Trash Can skyrocketed from two and a half to ten million pounds in a matter of minutes, soon breaking the previous record.

    Alex Branzik, director of the modern art department at the Sotheby’s auction house, added that the fact that part of the painting has deteriorated is like a new work of art.

    About Banksy

    According to Wikipedia, Banksy is the pseudonym for the notorious British underground graffiti artist, political activist and filmmaker, whose identity has not been established. There is speculation that the Swiss artist Maitre de Casson may be Banksy. Maitre de Casson denies this on his website.

    There is a lot of controversy around his biography and real name. According to the most common versions, his real name is Robert or Robin Banks.

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