Banksy migrant crisis seascapes goes under the hammer

In the galleries of Sotheby’s London auction house hang three oil paintings of seascapes. Entitled ‘Mediterranean Sea View 2017’, at first glance the triptych does not appear out of place alongside works by some of the greatest landscape painters including Bernardo Bellotto, Jan Van Goyen and JMW Turner. Except these are not the 19th century landscapes they appear to be but contemporary reworkings of ‘found’ oil paintings by artist-cum-activist, Banksy.

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