by Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 21 February 2013

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.