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Banksy mural fetches $209K at California auction

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A mural stenciled on the side of a Hollywood gas station five years ago by the British street artist Banksy has fetched more than $200,000 at a Beverly Hills auction.
 
The Los Angeles Times reports the 9-by-8 foot "Flower Girl" artwork sold for $209,000 on Thursday at an auction that featured nearly 100 works by more than 30 artists. The winning bid came from a Los Angeles buyer who requested anonymity.
 
The mural shows a little girl holding a flower basket under the eye of a surveillance camera planted atop a tall stalk.
 
Banksy, who refuses to reveal his full identity, began his career spray-painting buildings in Bristol, England. He is known for his silhouetted figures and spray-painted messages.

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