British graffiti artist Banksy has unveiled his latest artwork as New York police continue to track him down for "defacing" public property.
The artist sold work worth £20,000 for £38 from a stall in Central Park in the latest stunt in his month long 'live exhibition' in the city.
A new mural has appeared on the London street where a piece of the graffiti artists' previous work was ripped down.
A new graffiti artwork in the style of Banksy has appeared overnight in the artist's home city of Bristol.
The artwork, showing a girl on a swing made from helium balloons, has appeared above an art shop on Park Row in the city centre.
A mural by Bristol artist Banksy which disappeared from the side of a London store and appeared at an auction in Miami until it was withdrawn at the last minute, is now going under the hammer in Covent Garden.
The local Trades Union Congress has attacked the move:
– Keith Flett, Haringey TUC secretary
The Slave Labour Banksy belongs to the people of Haringey not to a wealthy private client.
We want the sale stopped and the Banksy back where it belongs in London N22.
A Banksy mural which was withdrawn at the last minute from a controversial auction in Miami earlier this year is set to go under the hammer in London next month.
Slave Labour, which shows a young boy hunched over a sewing machine making Union Jack bunting, was originally sprayed on a north London wall last May, ahead of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The sought-after street artwork disappeared from the side of the Poundland store in February and soon appeared at the US auction, but was withdrawn at the 11th hour after Haringey Council protested.
To the dismay of local campaigners, the work is now up for sale at an auction at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden on June 2 by the Sincura Group.
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A Banksy mural at the centre of a controversial auction was withdrawn from sale at the 11th hour.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."
A Banksy mural, which was removed from the side of a Poundland store in North London last week, has been withdrawn from an auction.
A mural by the grafitti artist Banksy is due to be auctioned in Miami today.
The artwork was controversially removed from a wall in Wood Green, North London.The auctioneer has defended the sale saying he wouldn't be staging the half-a-million dollar auction if it was illegal.
Fine Art Auctions Miami, the company that is set to sell the 'Banksy' artwork, is promoting the stencil as a highlight of tomorrow's auction.
They have put it on the front cover of the catalogue and on the home page of their website.
It is estimated that the work will fetch between $500,000 and $700,000.
An auctioneer in Miami preparing to sell a 'Bansky' street painting taken from a London wall says if anyone can prove the sale is illegal he'll take it off the market.
The 'Banksy' disappeared from a wall in Wood Green earlier this month, and is expected to fetch up to half a million dollars in the sale tomorrow.
Ria Chaterjee has our report: