Banksy painting of MPs as chimpanzees sells for record £9.9m

Creative Industries | Economy & Politics | South East

The Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction earlier this month was the talk of the art world as Banksy’s hotly-anticipated Devolved Parliament smashed its pre-sale estimate, soaring to £9.9m and setting a new world record for the artist.

The canvas sparked a 13-minute bidding battle on the phones and in the room.


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. Record price for a Banksy painting set at auction tonight. Shame I didn’t still own it.

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The auction house said: “Regardless of where you sit in the Brexit debate, there’s no doubt that this work is more pertinent now than it has ever been.”

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