For those who’ve ever needed to personal a murals by Banksy, this August may simply be the time to do it. Although on this case, it isn’t a lot a murals by Banksy than a part of one. (Don’t fear; this doesn’t contain actually chopping up a murals, as was the case with a Damien Hirst portray offered in increments in 2020.) As an alternative, shares in a mural believed to be by Banksy and dubbed Valentine’s Day Mascara will likely be offered, with a few of the proceeds benefiting Oasis, a nonprofit group that assists individuals coping with home violence.
The Artwork Newspaper experiences that the mural — which depicts an abused girl disposing of the physique of the person who’d harmed her — first appeared on the aspect of a constructing in Margate, situated in southeastern England. It appeared on the aspect of a townhouse there and is now on show in Dreamland, an amusement park situated in the identical city. In line with the article, it’s set to stay there for at the least a yr and probably longer.
Shares of the mural will go on sale starting on August 22, and can promote for £120 apiece — or a bit of over $150, on the present fee of alternate. All informed, 27,000 shares will likely be offered.
As The Artwork Newspaper‘s reporting explains, this work has not been authenticated as a Banksy unique — which is likely one of the causes for this comparatively unorthodox method to promoting it. “It might be an entire flop, it’d promote out in three weeks,” Julian Usher of Crimson Eight Gallery informed the publication. If it’s the latter, it’ll be fascinating to see if this heralds a brand new method to promoting murals in the same vein.
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