MIAMI, FL – Some say it is a gift to the public by famed but secretive graffiti street artist Banksy.
Banksy’s painting, Slave Labor, depicting a child laborer sewing Union Jack bunting, was on the wall of a north London building, was being the key word.
The mural has been gouged out of a wall and some how ended up in Miami and being sold at an auction on February 23, listed for $500,000 to $700,000.
However, the owner of the auction house will not reveal who gave him the mural.
London police said the removal has not been reported as a crime.
Well no kidding, last time we checked graffiti is a crime, so how could stealing something that’s already a crime be investigated?
Also, how did someone go unseen extracting Banksy’s painting? It’s not like someone took a painting that was hanging on a wall, someone literally had to cut it out with equipment that’s not very quiet.
London locals are furious about the theft. Councilor Alan Strickland says the artwork was a gift to his community and has instigated a campaign to get the artwork returned by urging people to email the Miami auction website.
Yeah, we’re pretty sure you’re not getting it back dude.
In this day and age, some people will do anything to make a buck. Or in this case thousands of bucks.