Collection Of Graffiti Artist Banksy’s Work Auctions For $639,000 In London

A collection of graffiti artist Banksy’s work has sold for more than £400,000 (about $639,000) at the Urban Art Sale at Bonhams auction house in London.

Girl and Balloon was one of the more than 18 pieces sold Thursday, and it fetched £73,250—almost five times more than the estimated pre-sale price. The image was painted directly onto a cardboard backing of an Ikea frame.

The stencil painting Leopard and Barcode sold for £75,650. It had never gone to auction before.

In a separate sale at the auction house, a screen print of a dollar sign by pop artist Andy Warhol sold for £44,450. It was initially painted onto a handkerchief and given to friends in 1981.

Source: BBC