Banksy painting sells for record price in Auckland | 1 NEWS

Banksy’s Keep it Real painting was sold to a telephone bidder tonight for around $ 1.7 million.

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Since the auction is open to both telephone and online bidders, there is no guarantee that it will stay in New Zealand. Source: Seven Sharp

The sale broke the record for the most expensive work by a living contemporary artist to be sold in New Zealand.

It was previously estimated that the artwork, which features a chimpanzee carrying a sandwich board, would sell for $ 600,000 to $ 1 million.

There were a number of international bidders interested in the work.

Two more Banksy prints are also up for auction tonight.

Last week, an original Banksy artwork sold for $ 33 million.

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