For a good purpose: Banksy-works for EUR 2.4 million in London auction

A work by the British artist Banksy on the refugee crisis, was auctioned on Tuesday for 2.4 million euros, thus exceeding all estimates. The auction house Sothe

For a good purpose: Banksy-works for EUR 2.4 million in London auction

A work by the British artist Banksy on the refugee crisis, was auctioned on Tuesday for 2.4 million euros, thus exceeding all estimates. The auction house Sotheby's announced the sale price of the triptych with the title of "Mediterranean Sea View 2017" ("Mediterranean sea view 2017") in the evening in London. Banksy had previously announced that the proceeds will go to a Palestinian hospital in Bethlehem donations.

The value of the work was previously on 883.000 up to 1.3 million euros has been estimated. The plant consists of three oil Paintings. They show a wild sea and a coastline full of orange life jackets and lifebuoys. The work relating to the people lost during the refugee crisis of the last decade of her life in the sea, explained Sotheby's on its Website.

The triptych hung until recently in the Lobby of the hotel "Walled Off" in Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, which was co-founded by Banksy. The revenue from the sale of the plant to go to a clinic in the city. With them the establishment of a Station for stroke patients as well as rehabilitation equipment for children should be financed.

Updated Date: 28 July 2020, 19:19

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