In Los Angeles, at an auction, they decided to sell a building, on one of the walls of which is the work of the famous British street artist Banksy – a girl riding a swing. Reported by The New York Times.
The 1914 building is located at 908-910 S. Broadway. The current owners purchased the property in 2007, renovated it and rented out the space. In 2010, Banksy depicted on the wall where the word Parking is written (parking – approx. “Lenta.ru” ), a girl who rides on a swing fixed to one of the letters.
The owners estimated that, excluding the artist’s fresco, the building was worth $16 million. According to experts, in this case it is difficult to calculate how much value Banksy’s work adds to the construction. The owners hope that it will bring them more than 30 million dollars.
At the same time, they are not going to cut the image out of the wall and sell it separately. “We would never touch the mural because the artist didn’t want it to be sold that way. Every time a Banksy work appears on a building, it turns out to be much more valuable, and not just a piece of brick, ”said Holly Dunlap, who worked at the auction house Sotheby.
In February 2021, the owners of the building In the British city of Nottingham, they decided to get rid of the famous work of Banksy – the image of a girl twirling a bicycle tire like a hula hoop. The owners confirmed that they cut the image and sold it to the owner of the art gallery.