The Seattle Times


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bidding on $50 Banksy painting tops $310,000

This undated photo provided by Housing Works shows a painting, which includes an addition to the scene by the secretive British graffiti artist Banksy. After buying a painting of a pastoral scene for $50, Banksy donated it back to the Housing Works thrift shop in New York where he bought it, but only after reworking it by adding a Nazi soldier to the scene. The 23rd Street Housing Works store is auctioning the painting.