Banksy wall sells for £208,100

A wall covered in graffiti by elusive artist Banksy has sold online for £208,100 - now the winning bidder needs to take it home.

The work, which features a stenciled design of a painter putting the finishing touches to the name Banksy, is spray-painted onto the wall of a post-production company in London.

When Luti Fagbenle, who runs the company which owns the wall, saw it he decided to cash in on the work knowing original Banksy's can sell for over £250,000.

Fagbenle covered it with a clear plastic sheet to protect it, before putting it on eBay. 

"I wanted to keep it, but maintaining it against the weather became a full time job," he said.

There were over 69 bids but the winner will now have to work out how they are going to remove the brick canvas. 

Banksy's representative confirmed that the painting was authentic but added that the Bristol-born artist would not comment on the sale.

The elusive artist who hides his identity has sold work to famous fans including Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. 
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