‘Stealing Banksy’ exhibit causes controversy

April 25 00:38 2014

Well-known street artist Banksy confesses that he has no part of the auction that has stolen and created an exhibit of his work to be sold for values that reach 1.68 million dollars.

On Banksy’s website, the “Stealing Banksy” sale by the Sincura Arts Club, was organized and executed without any knowledge and Jo Brooks, the Banksy spokeswoman, confirmed the message to be accurate.

The street artist has never released his identity starting spray painting on buildings in Bristol, England, and is know a world-renowned artist.

The pieces will be shown in a London hotel until Sunday and will allow viewers to explore “the social, legal and moral issues surrounding the sale of street art.” Soon after they will sold.

According to BBC News, the pieces included in the exhibit were stolen for walls and streets from the city and are said to be “the most expensive collection of Banksy artworks ever assembled.”

“This show has got nothing to do with me and I think it’s disgusting people are allowed to go around displaying art on walls without getting permission,” said Banksy, according to The Associated Press..

This isn’t the first time Sincura has had issues with Banksy. After Banksy’s Slave Labor work was removed from a London wall, they sold it for more than £750,000.



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