Banksy piece ‘Devolved Parliament’ sells for record £9.8m

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A Banksy piece depicting a House of Commons populated by chimpanzees has sold for a record £9.8m at auction in London.

The artist’s piece, titled Devolved Parliament and showing the apes as MPs in the Commons, was sold at auction house Sotheby’s in London.

The piece originally had an estimated price tag of £1.5m to £2m, with the auctioneer saying history had been made during the sale.

Bidding for the piece lasted for 13 minutes. In the end, the hammer went down on a price of £8.5m. Fees added on top of the price rounded it up to £9.8m.

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