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Chiseled, Looted Banksy Makes Pit Stop in Brooklyn


09.06.13 Andy Cush

Stop by Gowanus’s Serett Metal Works in the next few days and you may catch a glimpse of a Banksy. Not because the artist painted an original work on the building, but because it’s the temporary home of a piece hacked out of a Los Angeles wall, taken, and sold by the shady Hamptons gallery owner Stephan Kezsler (and it’s not the first time Kezsler has pulled this kind of thing).

After looting it, Kezsler sold the piece for an unnamed sum (the initial price was $400,000) to an anonymous buyer in Italy, and it’s currently in Gowanus being prepped for its overseas journey.  The gallery couldn’t be reached for comment when DNAinfo initially reported the story. I wonder why?

(Photo: According2g)