Anti-arms fair Banksy work sold for over £200,000
PUBLISHED: 19:18 15 September 2017 | UPDATED: 19:28 15 September 2017
An artwork by graffiti artist Banksy taking shot at the world’s biggest arms fair sold today for £205,000.
Civilian Drone Strike depicts a child’s drawing of a house destroyed by military drones.
The piece was auctioned off to raise funds for Campaign Against Arms Trade and human rights group Reprieve.
It was part of Art the Arms Fair in Poplar’s SET gallery, an exhibition of political art coinciding with the Defence and Security Equipment International conference in ExCeL.
Around 100 artists including Peter Kennard and Guerrilla Girls took part in the exhibition, which closed today.
“This money will be used to ensure we mobilise even more people against the immoral activities of arms companies, and against the next arms fair, so that we can stop it from happening. It’s time to shut it down for good,” said Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade.