Banksy withdrawn from auction

A Banksy mural which was taken from a wall in Wood Green and had been at the centre of a controversial auction was withdrawn from sale at the 11th hour.

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Auctioneer on 'stolen' Banksy

We have been contacted by some authorities, and we asked them to give us the proof that this work is illegal to sell. As soon as they do that, we will not sell it because we do not have the right to sell illegally. We are a legal company, and we are proving our responsibility as much as we can. We will not sell this work if there is any legal problem with it. As of today, we didn't get any news about that.

– Frederic Thut, Auctioneer at Fine Art Auctions Miami

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