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Banksy Mural Hack

from The Sun

Banksy robbers

Mural hacked off wall set to sell for £450k

Banksy's Slave Labour mural
Hit … Banksy’s Slave Labour mural on wall

By ADAM FAULKNER and CHRIS POLLARD

Banksy Slave Labour (Bunting Boy) was stolen at night last week.

A BANKSY painting is set to fetch up to £450,000 after it was mysteriously hacked off a shop wall and put on a US auction website.

Banksy Slave Labour (Bunting Boy) was stolen at night last week.

The mural — which shows a young boy hunched over a sewing machine making Union Jack bunting — then appeared on the US-based Fine Art Auctions Miami site.

The “unique street work”, which had been stencilled on to Poundland in Wood Green, North London, last year, is up for £250,000 but is expected to sell for nearly double that.

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Posted on February 19, 2013 by Editor

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