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Pay $300k for a Banksy Mural, Get a Free House

Kevin Whipps April 10, 2024 · 2 min read

Ever want to own a piece of Banksy’s art? Well even though some of his pieces have sold at auctions, fact is it’s difficult to take a chunk out of somebody’s wall. You pretty much have to buy the building, right? Right. Here’s proof.
A home on Fairveiw Road in Fairview, Cheltenham, England, is going for £210,000, which is somewhere around $300k in USD, depending on the exchange rate. Here it is:

The house isn’t what you’d call pretty, and the inside looks … well, it’s rough. But the Banksy piece on the side titled “Spy Booth” is enough to make the purchase worth it – or is it? It was once covered up with graffiti, but it’s since been restored back to its original state, and is now protected by metal railings. Here it is both on the house and up close:

So there you have it. You can buy a Banksy of your very own and get a free house with the deal. Or buy a house and get a free Banksy piece? Whether or not you actually want to live in the home is a totally different story.
via The New York Post

Kevin Whipps is a writer and editor based in Phoenix, Arizona. When he’s not working on one of the many writing projects in his queue, he’s designing stickers with his wife at Whipps Sticker Co.

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Hi! My name is Kevin Whipps, and I'm a writer and editor based in Phoenix, Arizona. When I'm not working taking pictures of old cars and trucks, I'm either writing articles for Creative Market or hawking stickers at Whipps Sticker Co.

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