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Banksy artwork sells for nearly $10M at auction – Fox News

Banksy’s “Show Me the Monet” painting, a playful take on an Impressionist piece of art, sold at an auction for $9.8 million.

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Banksy’s playful take on a famous Impressionist painting has sold at auction for nearly $10 million, making it the second-highest price ever paid for a piece of work by the British street artist.
“Show Me the Monet” sold to an unidentified bidder at Sotheby’s in London on Wednesday evening at 7.6 million pounds, which translates to $9.8 million. It surpassed its upper pre-sale estimate of 5 million pounds, or $6.5 million.
In the 2005 work, Banksy added abandoned shopping carts and an orange traffic…

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