06 February 2008

Banksy Print Goes For $191,000 At Bonhams Auction

Banksy's screen print of Kate Moss sold for $191,000 USD at a street art auction in London.

The work, a parody of Andy Warhol's iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe, was one of 75 pieces of "urban art" on sale at Bonhams.

Gareth Williams, Bonhams big wig and self-acclaimed "urban art specialist" said, "Many of the works were created with spray-paint and stencils and began life as street graffiti before being transferred to canvas. By definition (urban art) is an ephemeral art form, often disappearing as fast as it appears. By transposing their images from street wall to canvas, urban artists are now creating a permanent legacy."

White-gloved "urban art specialist" Gareth Williams carries Banksy's 'Kate Moss' at Bonhams auction house, London.

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