Banksy, Winnie the Pooh. estimated at $50,000 – 80,000. Photo: Bonhams.
LONDON.- An outstanding selection of works by renowned British street artist, Banksy, will go under the hammer at Bonhams first-ever Urban Art sale in Los Angeles, on 29th October 2012. Ahead of the sale, a number of valuable artworks by Banksy, including Precision Bombing, have been newly discovered in the Bristol area, where the artist spent much of his youth. Banksy started his career as a street artist in Bristol, where he grew up in the 1980s. He developed his recognisable stencil-based images, which gradually appeared in a variety of unusual locations around the city.
The launch of the Urban Art sale in Los Angeles comes after a thriving series of Urban Art auctions in London. Earlier this year, Bonhams held a highly successful Urban Art Sale in New Bond Street, London, with many of the highest selling lots sourced in Bristol. Banksy’s iconic image, Precision Bombing, estimated at $35,000 – 45,000 (around £ 22, ... More
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Important Banksy canvases sourced in Bristol to be sold at auction in Los Angeles
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