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Girl With Balloon (Colour AP - Gold) is being sold as part of a Christie’s online-only sale devoted to prints and editions by the street artist and is expected to fetch £3.5 million.
The first of the two paired images depicts a small girl reaching towards the sky while the second shows a heart-shaped red balloon, an image often used by the anonymous artist, floating away on the wind.
Also featured in the sale on Monday October 15 will be post-war Italian art and work by David Hockney.
It follows a print sale that closed last week.
'Banksy: I can't believe you morons actually buy this sh*t' is now open for bidding until 23 September! Highlights include two colourways of his iconic 'Kate Moss', an image inspired by Andy Warhol's seminal portraits of Marilyn Monroe: https://t.co/O29XFbx6eL pic.twitter.com/xQuX0fYRY8
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The image of the girl with the red balloon is one of Banksy’s most popular works, but there were a limited number of signed artist’s proofs made in other colour variations.
It comes after a Banksy painting that partially shredded itself after being sold at auction is also going back under the hammer.
The painting, re-titled Love Is In The Bin after the shredding, is back on offer and will appear at a Sotheby’s auction in October.
It has an estimated price of between £4-6 million.