Banksy piece sells for £9.8 million
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BANKSY Piece sold for £9.8million

Devolved Parliament, a piece of art by Banksy has just sold for £9.8 million in an auction in London. The piece of art depicts the House of Commons populated by chimpanzees, originally had a price tag of £1.5m to £2m.

Bansky painted the artwork in 2009, 10 years ago, and feels that it is very relevant to the time in the UK currently, with Brexit and parliamentary issues.

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Bidding for the piece of art lasted just 13 minutes. Owned by a private owner, Banksy commented on the auction saying "Record price for a Banksy painting set at the auction tonight. Shame I didn't still own it."


In 2008, Banksy's previous record was set at £1.51million for Keep It Spotless, pictured below.

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Devolved Parliament is the largest of Banksy's artwork, measuring in at 13 feet or 4 meters long.


Banksy is known for keeping his identity secret, with his artwork appearing in cities around the world. Most pieces of art have a political or social meaning behind them, sometimes mocking parliament, like Devolved Parliament.

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