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Hitler watercolour sells for 130,000 Euros at auction

The watercolour depicts the old registry office in Munich. Credit: Reuters

A 1914 watercolour by Adolf Hitler has sold for 130,000 euros (£102,870) at auction in the German city of Nuremberg.

The private buyer, who is from the Middle East, attended the sale in person according to Kathrin Weidler, head of the auction house. She said there had also been inquiries from Asia and America.

The painting, entitled 'Standesamt und Altes Rathaus Muenchen' or 'Civil Registry Office and Old Town Hall of Munich', is one of about 2,000 works that Hitler painted between about 1905 and 1920 as a struggling young artist.

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'Six-figure' deal to keep a Banksy mural Spy Booth

A reported "six-figure" deal to keep a Banksy mural which targets the issue of Government surveillance at its current site is nearly complete, an art dealer has claimed.

Banksy mural 'Spy Booth' . Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Robin Barton, from London art gallery Bankrobber, said he was approached by the owner of the Grade II listed building, on which the Spy Booth artwork is painted, after he was "shocked at the level of vitriol" following reports that the piece may be sold and removed.

The creation shows three 1950s-style agents, wearing brown trench coats and trilby hats, using devices to tap into conversations at a telephone box.

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