Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The latest piece of street art by Banksy went missing, but it magically reappeared in the most unlikely of places.
During an interview with CCTV, Broad Plain Boys Club Manager Dennis Stinchcombe said he removed Banksy’s “Phone Lovers” from a wall on Clement Street and plans to sell it for hundreds of thousands of pounds to save the club.
“I feel like it was a gift out of the sky,” Stinchcombe says.
The club’s security footage captured Banksy and an accomplice—dressed as workman—installing the vandalism on Sunday morning. Many of the locals aren't happy with Sitnchombe’s decision, but he claims it was a gift from the prolific graffiti artist. This doesn't seem out of character since Banksy has sold his personal work for $60 and less on street corners.
The club is allowing the public to view the art until it's sold.