Iconic Banksy artwork chiseled from wall to be auctioned off this week

Last May, during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Banksy’s scathing critique of slave labor-like conditions in Britain’s sweatshops appeared on the side of a London shop. Now, having being chiseled from the wall of the store, it is currently being auctioned off at Fine Art Auctions Miami and is estimated to sell for between $500,000 to $700,000 by the end of the week. According to Fine Art Auctions Miami’s website, the Banksy is being offered by a reputable, anonymous collector. So, since Bansky created this piece for the community, is it right for it to be bought and owned by one individual person? Let the debate begin.

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Rebekah is a graphic design student living in South Carolina obsessed with all things design, technology, and J. Crew. When she’s not frantically working on projects for class, you can usually find her drinking large amounts of coffee with her laptop close beside.