Record price for Banksy-canvas-with chimpanzees in the British parliament

The painting Devolved from the Parliament of the anonymous British artist Banksy, on Thursday for a record price of more than € 11 million will be auctioned. In the painting, the houses of parliament be filled by the chimpanzee.

The painting is on a 4-meter long, dating back to 2009 and comes from a private collection.

Auction house Sotheby’s, it had a price tag of up to 2 million pounds, to be hanged, but only after an offer of ten minutes, fell to the hammer at 8.5 million lb, so the price is inclusive of administrative costs, came out at the 9.879.500 pounds, approximately 11.1 million euros.

Banksy, himself, responded on his Instagram page with a quote by art critic Robert Hughes about the importance of the arts. “It is a pity that I work for is not himself in possession of it, he added.

In connection with today’s British politics

Although a Devolved Parliament and of the ten-year-old is kunstcommentatoren all connections are made between the primate in the House of Commons, and that the present British policy.

The previous record for a Banksy work of art was in the name of the work ‘ Keep it Spotless, which, in 2008, more than 2 million visitors in New York city. Last year, there was rumor after Girl with the Balloon itself, after the auction is half-destroyed.

The artist, Banksy, born in Bristol, and keeps his real identity hidden. He is best known for his political and social commentary in his work. Are graffitikunstwerken to dive all over the world.


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