Mother-of-two transforms her ‘boring’ kitchen into an art exhibit inspired by Banksy for only £180 

DEVOLVED PARLIAMENT (£9.9m)

Banksy’s artwork depicting MPs in the House of Commons as chimpanzees was sold for £9.9 million earlier this month, in what organisers said was a record for the street artist.

Devolved Parliament, which is 13 ft wide, went under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London and sold for £9,879,500 after 13 minutes of bidding. 

The artwork, which had a guide price of between £1.5-2 million, was first unveiled as part of the Bristol artist’s exhibition Banksy vs Bristol Museum in 2009. 

That beats the previous auction record for a Banksy, which is thought to be the £1.4 million ($1.8 million) paid for Keep It Spotless, which was sold at Sotheby’s in New York.

Shortly after Devolved Parliament was sold, Banksy reacted on Instagram. ‘Record price for a Banksy painting set at auction tonight,’ he wrote. Shame I didn’t still own it.’ 

He then quoted art critic Robert Hughes about the value of artworks, posting: ‘… The price of a work of art is now part of its function, its new job is to sit on the wall and get more expensive.’

Devolved Parliament, which is four metres wide, was first unveiled as part of the Bristol artist’s exhibition Banksy vs Bristol Museum in 2009. It went under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London on Thursday and after 13 minutes of bidding, sold for £9,879,500

 KEEP IT SPOTLESS (£1.3million) 

Keep It Spotless sold for $1.9 million (£1.3million) in 2008. The artwork depicts a Los Angeles hotel maid holding a defaced original Damien Hirst painting. 

Keep It Spotless sold for $1.9 million (£1.3million) in 2008. The artwork depicts a Los Angeles hotel maid holding a defaced original Damien Hirst painting

Keep It Spotless sold for $1.9 million (£1.3million) in 2008. The artwork depicts a Los Angeles hotel maid holding a defaced original Damien Hirst painting

LOVE IS IN THE BIN (£1,042,000)  

The art world was left stunned when Girl With Balloon, one of Banksy’s most widely recognised works, passed through a shredder built into the frame after the hammer went down at Sotheby’s in London on October 5 2018.

The 2006 piece was shown dangling in pieces from the bottom of the frame in front of stunned auction goers.

However, far from being destroyed, the piece was said to have doubled in value from £1m to £2million because of the stunt. 

The work was given the new title, Love Is In The Bin, and was granted a certificate by Pest Control, Banksy’s authentication body.

The Girl With Balloon is one of Banksy's most famous works and the orginal was first spotted spray painted on a shop wall in London

The Girl With Balloon is one of Banksy’s most famous works and the orginal was first spotted spray painted on a shop wall in London

SUBMERGED PHONE BOOTH (£722,500)

Banksy’s Submerged Phone Booth shows an old red telephone box which appears to have nearly completely sunken into the ground, surrounded by pavement stone. 

Banksy's Submerged Phone Booth shows an old red telephone box which appears to have nearly completely sunken into the ground, surrounded by pavement stone

Banksy’s Submerged Phone Booth shows an old red telephone box which appears to have nearly completely sunken into the ground, surrounded by pavement stone

SIMPLE INTELLIGENCE TESTING (£636,500)

Sold in London in 2008 for £636,500, Simple Intelligence Testing shows a chimp cracking open safes to find bananas before stacking the safes on top of each other to escape a testing laboratory.  

Sold in London in 2008 for £636,500, Simple Intelligence Testing shows a chimp cracking open safes to find bananas before stacking the safes on top of each other to escape a testing laboratory

Sold in London in 2008 for £636,500, Simple Intelligence Testing shows a chimp cracking open safes to find bananas before stacking the safes on top of each other to escape a testing laboratory

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