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Artist to whitewash £568k Banksy because 'street art shouldn't be bought and sold'

Bristol Post Thursday, 15 November 2018
Artist to whitewash £568k Banksy because 'street art shouldn't be bought and sold'Slave Labour is believed to be a protest against sweatshops being used to manufacture souvenirs for the London Olympics.
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News video: Artist Vows To Destroy Original Banksy Worth Over $730K

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US artist Ron English has vowed to whitewash an artwork by Banksy that he bought for $730,000, in protest of the market in street art. The piece in question, titled "Slave Labour," depicts a young child on his knees by a sewing machine as he produces Union Jack bunting. The lot was withdrawn after...

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