The piece, which is a mischievous recreation of Monet’s famous ‘Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lillies,’ is set to become one of the street artist’s most expensive works.
The council said that prior to the rat art being confirmed as a genuine Banksy, it had placed an order for protective materials to safeguard the piece.
Art lovers are in for a treat as the largest collection of Banksy’s artwork is now displayed under one roof at the Deodato Art Gallery in Brussels.
The painting by the elusive artist, titled "Game Changer", first appeared at Southampton General Hospital on England's south coast, during the first wave of the global health crisis last May.
Banksy has donated a triptych of paintings referencing the European refugee crisis to a charity auction, which will raise money for a hospital in Bethlehem.
A trio of paintings by British street artist Banksy will be auctioned in London on Tuesday, with the expected proceeds of more than $1 million to be donated to a Palestinian hospital.
Anonymous British street artist, Banksy, who is active since the 1990s, displays his art collection in an exhibition in Madrid. The exhibition, called ‘The Street is a Canvas,’ shows all the England-based artist's iconic creations.
British street artist Banksy has lost a two-year trademark battle with a greetings card company over his 'Flower Thrower' graffiti work after EU officials said his anonymity meant he couldn't be identified as the owner.
Anonymous British street artist Banksy, who is active since the 1990s, has now released his newest piece of artwork. A mural of a sneezing woman by the British street artist appeared on a house at the end of what is said to be England's steepest street in the city of Bristol.
Six people have been arrested in France over the theft of an artwork by street artist Banksy commemorating the victims of the 2015 Paris attacks that was stolen from the Bataclan concert hall, sources said on Saturday.