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Banksy original goes for $120,000

A print by anonymous graffiti artist Banksy was sold at auction for $120,000.

From CNN:

The work, “Save or Delete Jungle Book,” went under the hammer alongside works by other urban artists as part of an Urban Art sale at Bonhams auction house in London.

The image was originally commissioned by Greenpeace for a poster campaign highlighting the problem of deforestation, with the characters transposed onto an image of a devastated forest. But the posters were never circulated due to copyright issues with Disney.

Community Comments

#1 Rich Diesslin
January/13/2011
@ 3:54 pm

Dang! What’s the moral of this story? Start defacing more public property? ;)

#2 Henry Clausner
January/17/2011
@ 8:18 am

there goes the neighborhood…

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