Banksy’s Red Hook Balloon
for Sale in Miami

11.14.13 Kyle Petreycik

British street artist Banksy’s heart shaped balloon work created in Red Hook last month is going to be up for grabs at this year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach, at a satellite fair presented by New York’s Stephan Keszler Gallery. The work, part of Banksy’s Better Out Than In NY “residency” appeared in Red Hook on the morning of October 7th, only to be immediately defaced by OMAR. The work will be on view as well as available for purchase at Art Miami with an early price estimates ranging from $200,000-500,000.

This isn’t the first time gallery owner Stephan Kezsler has tried to sell the artist’s outdoor works in his gallery, the most notable being Banksy’s politically site-specific stencils chiseled out of a wall in Palestine and shipped to his gallery last year.

(Photo: Yossera Bouchtia/ANIMALNewYork)