Banksy Originals Sold for £546,000

 - Oct 27, 2007
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On several occasions, Trend Hunter has covered Banksy, the world's most famous graffiti artist. Now, the UK street artist known for punking London Museums has recently put his original works in auction.

10 original pieces of Banksy put in auction at the Bonhams auction house were expected to raise a maximum of £300,000. However his works were so popular that they exceeded the estimates. All his works reportedly fetched up to £546,000.

"Avon and Somerset Constabulary", which depicted two policemen looking through binoculars got the most money at £96,000.

Also included in the auction is the "Di Faced Tenners". The screen print which consisted of a series of £10 notes where Queen Elizabeth's head had been replaced by that of Princess Diana sold for £24,000.

Banksy has some celebrity fans including Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt who previously bought an original from him for $1 million.