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Sunday, October 6th, 2019

 

New York Times about Banks Parliament

Banksy Painting ‘Devolved Parliament’ Sells for $12 Million The artistic evolution revolution, with chimps in the role of members of the House of Commons, set an auction high for the artist. By Scott Reyburn LONDON — This time it was the bidding that made people gas Banksy, the world’s most famous street artist, joined the ranks of the world’s most expensive artists Thursday night when his 2009 satirical painting, “Devolved Parliament,” showing Britain’s House of Commons populated by chimpanzees, sold for 9.9 million pounds with fees, or about $12.1 million,  atRead More


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Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction set the art world alight on Thursday when Banksy’s hotly-anticipated Devolved Parliament smashed its pre-sale estimate, soaring to £9.9 million and setting a new world record for the artist.  Watch Devolved Parliament set a new record for BanksyCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 12:10 Banksy, Devolved Parliament The monumental canvas, which made headlines around the world even before its appearance in the London galleries, sparked a 13-minute bidding battle on the phones and in the room.ArtistBanksy Alongside the Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s electric 1984 canvas Pyro also achieved £9.9 million, confirming the appetite of collectors eager to secure a pieceRead More