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Banksy hula-hoop girl on a brick wall sold for “six-figure sum”

A Banksy artwork of a girl hula-hooping with a bike trye has been removed from a brick wall.

The installation has been sold to an art dealer for a “six-figure sum”.

The picture was painted last October on a street corner in Nottingham.


A bike with a missing tyre was chained to a lamppost.

The girl was using the tyre as a hoop-la.

Art collector John Brandler said he plans to have it restored and moved to a museum in Suffolk.

He said the painting had formed mould behind its protective plastic casing – put up to protect the picture.

Mr Brandler added:

“If I hadn’t bought it and removed it, in two years’ time there wouldn’t have been a Banksy there at all.

“I appreciate the council were trying to protect it from vandals coming along but actually it was creating a death sentence for it.

“I am pleased I’ve been able to save it from destruction.”

However, local residents have expressed sadness at the removal of the artwork.



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