Artist Buys $730,000 Banksy & Reveals Plan to Paint Over It

Lewis Collier
November 18, 2018

It is Banksy's protest on the sweatshops used to make merchandise for the London Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee - both in 2012.

United States artist Ron English has vowed to whitewash an artwork by Banksy that he bought for USD$730,000 (AUD$1.2 million), in protest of the market in street art.

After it has hung on the wall in his house, English said he planned to sell the whitewashed painting for a million dollars. He also stated that street art "shouldn't be bought and sold".

Darren Julien of Julien's Auctions said the painting sold for nearly $600,000 plus the buyers premium, bringing the total to $730,000. "We're exhausted of people stealing our stuff off the streets and reselling it so I'm just going to buy everything I can get my hands on and whitewash it", he stated.

The painting sold for $600,000 plus the buyers premium, bringing the total to $730,000, Darren Julien, of Julien's Auctions said. Whitewashed picture inglish, who call themselves "crazy, but not stupid", is planning to sell for a million dollars.

Banksy painted the work on the side of a Poundland discount store in north London in May 2012.

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The post quickly went viral once people noticed something odd about the man's neck-IT'S HUGE! He's now being held at the Escambia County Jail on a bond of $57,000.

Last month, a Banksy piece sold for more than £1m partially "self-destructed" after the hammer came down.

He added that he's then going to sell it later for a million dollars, as apparently putting two arts on one lump of wall doubles the value.

Bristol-born Banksy's real identity - despite rampant speculation - has never been officially revealed.

Banksy's identity has been speculated to be Robert Del Naja - a member of the band Massive Attack.

Now, if you've ever seen the Netflix documentary Saving Banksy you would be aware that to take an artist's work out of context and put it on display without his/her permission is straight up garbage behavior.

The legendary artist was alleged pictured after one of the his works appeared on a wall in Hull back in January. "It did. Some people think the auction house were in on it, they weren't".

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