Banksy’s Christmas reward merely pulled six figures.
The famed guerrilla artist’s latest piece — which appeared in December on the facet of a storage throughout the South Wales metropolis of Port Talbot — has been provided for more than £100,000 (or 129,130 in US bucks).
The purchaser, gallery proprietor John Brandler, says he’ll protect the piece, often called “Season’s greetings,” throughout the metropolis for a minimal of two to 3 years, the BBC tales. He’s even considering bringing completely different Banksys in his assortment to Port Talbot, so the world could host as many as six works by the famed avenue artist.
In the month since Port Talbot native Ian Lewis, a 55-year-old steelworker, found the mural on the facet of his storage, volunteers estimate some 20,000 company have come to see it — that’s more than half the inhabitants of the town.
Banksy confirmed on Instagram the mural was his shortly after it appeared in an eerie video that makes clear that snowflakes a boy appears to be sticking his tongue out at are actually ash billowing from the dumpster fireside on the alternative facet.