A gallery assistant poses next to an artwork entitled 'Vote to Love', by British artist Banksy.
One of street artist Banksy’s original artwork is soon to be auctioned to raise funds for Australia bushfire victims.
Banksy, who is an anonymous street artist and whose work has continued to leave everyone with absolute awe as he chooses to address topics that are current and need attention, chooses different locations for his work, according to the issue he addresses.
As the extensive bushfire recovery effort begins, art collectors, Sandra Powell and Andrew King from Melbourne saw the opportunity to put their lifelong passion for practical good, reports Xinhua news agency.
According to the Australian Associated Press, they donated the Banksy piece from their private collection to go on sale, alongside close to 100 other works from some of the world's most exciting artists.
The work by Banksy depicts a circular saw blade heading towards a frail-looking figure sitting on a bench as is titled "Weston Super Mare".
Earlier this week, another piece by Banksy titled "Vote to Love" was sold in the UK for $1.5 million.
Since September 2019, the blazes have killed at least 33 people and destroyed thousands of homes.
More than 11 million hectares of land - an area comparable to the size of England - has been affected.
An original drawing used for the first published "Tintin" cover was sold at auction on Saturday in Dallas for $1.12 million, the Heritage Auctions house told AFP.
The lost study for the painting by the French Romantic painter which inspired generations of artists including Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cezanne was discovered in a Paris apartment 18 months ago.
The painting fetched a record prize at an auction for a work by the secretive street artist, according to Sotheby's.
Looking back 40 years later, Mark David Chapman said he thinks all the time about the pain he inflicted on Lennon's wife, Yoko Ono.
The actor will be enlisting the support of Elon Musk’s SpaceX company for a new Nasa-backed film project that is scheduled to shoot in space in October 2021.
Nigerian art collector Yemisi Shyllon wants to see works created by Nigerian artists and the country's historical artefacts receive the same recognition at home as they are increasingly attracting overseas.