A truck colored by Banksy remained unsold at the auction

Home 9 Blog ENG 9 A truck colored by Banksy remained unsold at the auction

Sep 16, 2019

The Bonhams auction house put up for auction, on Saturday 14 September, a Volvo FL6 completed covered in graffiti by the unknown artist Bansky, an icon of contemporary art. The truck, whose sale was expected to reach around 1.5 million pounds, remained unsold. Although the authenticity of the work was authenticated, it seems that only a few offers arrived after the auction closed. Too cumbersome, perhaps, to put in the house.

Who is Bansky?

Banksy is a British street and graffiti artist. He likes to remain anonymous and not let people know his true identity. He often draws in high visibility public places such as on buildings or train stations. His paintings are often about politics, war and other important topics. His satirical street art and mind-hurting pictures combine dark humour with graffiti. The graffiti is done with a stencilling technique. Such works have been done on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.[1]

 

Altre News

MAN eBus Roadshow fascinates people

MAN eBus Roadshow fascinates people

The MAN Electrifying Europe Tour starts in Munich on April 29. Ten days later, it ends in Limerick, where the MAN Lion's City 12 E will compete in the "International Bus Euro Test 2022". On its journey from Germany to Ireland, the all-electric city bus will travel...

The world’s northernmost electric Scania truck

The world’s northernmost electric Scania truck

A 19-tonne electric Scania truck has begun to operate regularly on Svalbard, Norway, one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas. The Norwegian postal service Posten Norge now distributes all parcels, mail and freight in Longyearbyen municipality with electric...

DAF New Generation XG⁺ awarded “Best UK Diesel Tractor”

DAF New Generation XG⁺ awarded “Best UK Diesel Tractor”

The New Generation DAF XG⁺ has been awarded "Best UK Diesel Tractor" at the prestigious Fleet News Awards ’22. At the same occasion, the jury crowned the DAF LF ‘Best Two-axle Lightweight Rigid Truck’ and the DAF CF ‘Best Rigid Truck’. It is the fifth year in...

Women in trucking association

Women in trucking association

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced on March 8th the three finalists for the 2022 Driver of the Year award sponsored by Walmart Transportation. The third annual award recognizes outstanding female professional drivers who lead the industry in safety...

Truck Etape Béziers voted european truck parking of the year 2022

Truck Etape Béziers voted european truck parking of the year 2022

The French Truck Etape Béziers parking facility was voted European Truck Parking of the Year 2022 by ESPORG’s international jury, composed of representatives of leading road transport stakeholders and governmental and non-governmental institutions...