Banksy mural vanishes from London, appears at US auction

A Banksy mural painted just before the Diamond Jubilee last year has vanished from a London street and been listed for sale at a US auction site.

The image, which shows a young boy hunched over a sewing machine making Union Jack bunting, disappeared from the side of a Poundland shop last week.

It is now for sale in Miami, with an estimate of £320,000 – £452,000.

Councillor Alan Strickland said there is lots of anger at the removal, and is campaigning for the work’s return.

Residents have been really shocked and really astonished, he told the BBC. “Banksy gave that piece of art to our community, and people came from all over London to see it.

He said residents are disappointed that a piece of art that was given freely has been taken away from them and sold for an enormous profit — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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