That ‘million pound’ Banksy

Well, hardly a surprise, but the Portobello Road Banksy didn’t make the seven figure sum the media was hoping for. Bidding closed just now, and the final price (subject to false bids and the like) was

This story’s been doing the rounds as well, apparently the ‘Rivington Street Rat’ Banksy in London has been bought for a million pounds though, and is currently covered up before being chopped out and shipped to the states. Not sure about this story, a million pounds seems like an odd figure for it, but still, if it’s being lost, then that’s a shame in a way.

Before

rivington-street-1.png

After

rivington-street-2.png

Though is it worse that graf is lost into a private collection rather than being lost to random tagging, vandalism or council contractors?

2 Comments

Filed under Abroad, Banksy

2 responses to “That ‘million pound’ Banksy

  1. bristolian youff

    yes….

  2. Pingback: Back from the smoke « Bristol graffiti

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s