Banksy's Heart Balloon Mural in Red Hook Will Be Sold at Art Miami
We suspect this won't be the last piece to be sold from his NYC residency.
Image via Complex Original
Remember that time Banksy was in New York City for a month putting up art and ducking the cops? One of those pieces, a bandaged heart-shaped balloon, was covered with Plexiglas and a steel box to protect it, and now we know why. It turns out that the piece will be shipped to Miami next month to be shown and sold at Art Miami by Stephan Keszler Gallery. The estimated sale price according to ArtInfo is around $200,000 to $500,000, but they don't say whether the "OMAR NYC" tag has been removed or if it will be included with the piece.
Other pieces from Banksy's residency were also removed and/or protected from vandals but they have yet to surface on the market. It's only a matter of time.
UPDATE NOV. 25 11:30 A.M. ET: Banksy's Red Hook heart was carved out of a wall in Brooklyn last night. Workers lifted the immense concrete slab onto a machine. We don't expect to see the piece again until Miami.