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Graffiti from famed British graffiti artist Banksy is displayed on a wall in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/PA Images)
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17 Banksy works up for auction

Anonymous artist to sell best-known work in London this week, including Moss as Marilyn.

SEVENTEEN BANKSY WORKS are to go under the hammer at Bonhams auction house in London this week. It is the first time that some of the art work has been up for auction, with many pieces fetching some serious pre-sale estimations.

‘Leopard and Barcode” by the celebrated graffiti artist, has attracted a pre- sale estimate of £60,000 – £80,000.

Other pieces of Banksy work on sale is ‘Girl and Balloon’ (estimated £15,000-£25,000) and ‘Bomb Hugger’ (estimated £40,000- £60,000).  An Andy Warhol style screen print of British supermodel Kate Moss, which was produced in 2005, is estimated to sell for £30,000 – £50,000.

Bonhams in London is to hold the auction on March 29 in their New Bond Street premises.

Alan Montgomery, Urban Art Specialist at Bonhams said that interest in Banksy’s work is still very popular.  “It seems that the public just can’t get enough of him, and his continued anonymity, even following last year’s Oscar Nomination, only adds to his enigma”.

17 Banksy works up for auction
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    A Bonham's employee adjusts Banksy's Happy Choppers, estimated to fetch £4,000 - £6,000 at Urban Art auction. (Lewis Whyld/PA Images)
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    A Bonham's employee looks at Banksy's Leopard and Barcode, estimated to fetch an estimate of £60,000 - £80,000 at Urban Art. (Lewis Whyld/PA Images)
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    Some Banksy pictures that are to be sold during their Urban Art auction. (Lewis Whyld/PA Images)
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    Banksy's work entitled 'Kate Moss'. The Andy Warhol inspired 'Kate Moss' is expected to sell for between £30,000 to £50,000 (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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    Picture by British artist Banksy, entitled 'Kate Moss', left, and Shepard Fairey's print depicting U.S. President Barack Obama (Alastair Grant/PA Images)
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    Original art work by the legendary street artist Banksy,'Bomb Love'' sold at Bonhams auction house in January 2011. (Antony Jones/PA Images)

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