Banksy artwork to be auctioned for Victoria bushfire relief

An original piece by renowned British street artist Banksy will be auctioned along with other works at a bushfire relief event in Melbourne.

An original piece by renowned British street artist Banksy will be auctioned at a bushfire relief event in Melbourne.

An original piece by renowned British street artist Banksy will be auctioned at a bushfire relief event in Melbourne. Source: Flicker\Dominic Robinson SA 2.0

An original work by renowned street artist Banksy will go under the auctioneer's hammer in Melbourne to raise money for bushfire relief.

Funds from the sale of Banksy's Weston Super Mare will be donated to raise funds for the Victorian government's bushfire appeal.

The artwork is being donated by Victorian art collectors Sandra Powell and Andrew King to the bushfire relief auction they are holding in South Yarra on Sunday.

The exhibition will include almost 100 works from Australian and international street artists such as Rone, Adnate and D*Face donated by a range of artists, collectors and galleries.

"The auction line-up is arguably the most comprehensive and diverse survey of street art ever assembled in Melbourne," Mr King said.

The estimated price for each artwork ranges from $500 to $20,000, but Banksy's creation might fetch more.

Another work by the Bristol native, called Vote to Love, was reportedly sold in London on Wednesday (AEDT) for about $2.3 million.


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Published 13 February 2020 at 4:36am, updated 13 February 2020 at 5:30am
Source: AAP