Banksy Slave Labor Piece is Back
The stencil is of a young boy sewing the British flag and has been given the name “Slave Labour” by the media. It is currently being scheduled for exhibition in London on June 2nd. The piece was originally stolen and put up for auction in Miami before being yanked as the result of by a letter sent by the community in which it was originally painted.
After being removed from auction it has resurfaced and will be sold at the June 2nd exhibition. The Sincura Group, who is exhibiting it, had this to say: “The showing of this piece was the culmination of months of hard work and we simply wish to display it … again [in] it’s home city before it disappears forever.” There is a lot of outcry about the sale of this piece of stolen street art. Some say that the piece should be returned to it’s original location, some say it should be sold, and some say that Banksy’s art should not be sold as it is meant to be viewed on the street. Many speculate that the piece will fetch about 500k at auction, quite a steep price for a stolen piece of wall.
Text: Alec AKA Cheshire
Photo: unknown sources and Degraves
Source: BBC London