Locals in Harringay have been protesting against the sale of a Banksy which was taken from the wall of Poundland in Wood Green.
It appears graffiti artist Banksy has had the final word after a piece of his artwork was ripped from a wall in a London street.
A painting by street artist Banksy which was ripped from a wall in Wood Green earlier this month goes on sale in Miami at the weekend.
At first glimpse you could be forgiven for thinking that artist Banksy had struck again on the streets of London. A distinctive image of a man in a bowler hat, holding a green tea cup, has appeared next to a phone box in Shepherd's Bush.
Not by banksy, but I like it. http://t.co/s6bPrHJxUI
But Banksy has played down speculation that he's behind the work of art on Wells Road. In a brief and rare statement on Twitter he said: "Not by banksy, but I like it."
Local resident Nicolo Wojewoda has started a petition calling on the Sincura Group to return the Banksy to Tottenham.
The artwork is now to be auctioned by the Sincura Group - the same company which arranged the sale of Banksy's "Slave Labour" in May.
The Sincura Group claims the street graffiti has been "salvaged for renovation" and is now under their management. A statement on its website reads:
"A number of attempts have been made over the past to deface the piece...
"With extensive building works taking place in the local vicinity, and further concerns upon its safety, the piece has been removed to be sensitively restored to its former glory."
It added that it intends to sell the artwork, created by street artist Banksy in 2009, next year and in the meantime it has been "gifted" to a local charity.
Residents in Tottenham are furious after another piece of their heritage was taken away from them.
The work by Banksy - called 'No Ball Games' - was spared onto a wall four years ago. It's believed the same group responsible for auctioning another piece are behind the removal.
'Slave Labour' was removed from a wall in Wood Green last February and sold for around £750,000.
Watch the video of the art being moved from Tottenham, below.
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The Slave Labour mural went missing from a wall in Wood Green in February, to the dismay of local campaigners.
After being withdrawn from auction in Miami, it went up for sale for a second time last night.
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Wood Green councillor Alan Strickland, who has been campaigning for the return of the mural, said the news was a 'wonderful surprise for the community'. It's unknown at this stage whether the mural will be returned to the area.
In the meantime, new artwork has appeared on the side of the Poundland store in Wood Green.
A Banksy mural at the centre of a controversial auction was withdrawn from sale at the 11th hour.
Slave Labour, which shows a young boy hunched over a sewing machine making Union Jack bunting, appeared on a wall in Wood Green, north London, last May, just before the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
It disappeared from the side of the Poundland store last weekend and was due to be auctioned thousands of miles away in Miami last night, where it was expected to sell for up to £450,000.
But a spokesman for auction house Fine Art Auctions Miami (FAAM) confirmed that Slave Labour and Wet Dog, a second Banksy painting listed, had been withdrawn from sale. No reason was given.
– Claire Kober, Leader of Haringey Council
"It's a true credit to the community that their campaigning appears to have helped to stop the sale of this artwork from going ahead.
We will continue to explore all options to bring back Banksy to the community where it belongs."