Banksy artwork heads northeast ahead of auction

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The Merrivale stable, part of the 2021 series
The Merrivale stable, part of Banksy’s 2021 “Great British Spraycation” series, will be featured next week.

The Merrivale stable, part of Banksy’s 2021 “Great British Spraycation” series, will be featured next week.

The tiny stable, which was added to Merrivale Model Village in Great Yarmouth over the summer, is part of the ‘Great British Spraycation’ – a 2021 series of artworks by anonymous British street artist Banksy.

The work is due to be displayed at the North East Auction House Anderson & Garland in Newcastle from Monday January 24 to Wednesday January 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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It will then go up for auction in the Modern Art and Design auction on January 27 and is expected to fetch a seven-figure sum.

This is only the second time a Banksy has been available in the North East.

Anderson & Garland MD Julian Thomson said: “We are delighted to bring a Banksy to Newcastle.

“It is an absolute privilege to be auctioning off works by such an iconic artist and we are thrilled to be able to give people across the North East the opportunity to see such a rare work of art when it is presented the next week.”

The owners of Merrivale Model Village in Great Yarmouth and the artwork, Frank and Frances Newsome, have decided to auction the piece over fears the original will be stolen and hope the sale will secure the future of tourist attraction.

The original must be replaced in the model village by a replica.

The live auction of The Merrivale Stable (Lot 685) will be available online at andersonandgarland.com on January 27 at approximately 12:15 p.m.

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