LeftLion – Has Banksy frequented Nottingham?

The artwork is on the wall of Avi Hair and Beauty Salon, on the corner of Ilkeston Street and Rothesay Avenue. It is considered to have been there for two or 3 days. The elusive artist has nevertheless to authenticate the get the job done on his Instagram account or by any other suggests.

It comes as the city remains the maximum in the place for coronavirus an infection charges, with speculation mounting that Banksy could have picked out Nottingham for that rationale. The location of Lenton has a extensive association with Raleigh bicycles which could be one more purpose at the rear of it.

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An original piece by Banksy could be well worth far more than the premises by yourself. Banksy’s satirical painting of the Household of Commons invaded by chimpanzees sold in the Sotheby’s Write-up War and Modern day Artwork Night Sale for £9.9 million on 3 Oct 2019. Quite a few other items of his perform have marketed for selling prices in the millions.

Clearly the valuation of his public wall artwork is a lot more advanced, but entrepreneurs of the bricks and mortar have beforehand marketed the do the job on for 6-figure sums as was the case with his Seasons Greetings piece from 2019, identified in Port Talbot, Wales.