Banksy Slave Labour mural appears at auction for second time



2015-06-26 13:16:24

Banksy Slave Labour mural appears at auction for second time

After one auction was stopped, Banksy's Slave Labour mural will sell again

The Banksy Slave Labour mural that caused controversy in February 2013,has come up for sale again, causing fresh outrage from Londoners.

Banksy missing mural auction The mural was intended as a bitingcommentary on London's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012

The mural was created in 2012, but disappeared from the side of a north London Poundland store in February 2013. It was then discovered in the catalogue for a Miami art auction, valued at $500,000-700,000.

However, local residents protested the sale, arguing that the artwork belongs to the local community. It has now been put up for sale at London's Covent Garden by the Sincura Group.

"I've had residents calling me and texting me all morning, once again showing the level of anger from the residents of Haringey," commented local councillor Alan Strickland.

"I'm asking residents to contact Sincura to let them know just how angry they are. We've stopped the sale once and we'll stop it again."

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