Buyer who bought a Banksy artwork for $300 in a museum gift shop discovers it's ...

Anonymous buyer who picked up a $300 Banksy print in a museum gift shop discovers it’s an ORIGINAL planted by the elusive artist – and it could make him $150,000 A customer who a Banksy print for less than $300 in a Sydney museum shop Banksy's artwork Love Is In The Air is expected to sell for up to $150,000 The artwork was bought from the Museum of Contemporary Art store in 2003  It is stamped and inscribed 'Banksy/ 450/500' Bansksy's Pest Control confirmed Editions of the same work have sold recently in London for over $300,000

By Jack Mahony For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 10:25 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 10:25 BST, 4 May 2021

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A lucky customer who bought a Banksy print from a museum gift shop for 'less than $300' is expected to pocked $150,000 from its sale after it turned out to be an original planted by the mystery artist.  

The owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought the work in Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art in 2003. 

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The artwork is a screen print of Banksy's, Love Is In The Air which depicts a masked man throwing a bouquet of flowers in place of a molotov cocktail.

Unbeknownst to the buyer, it was in fact number 450 of 500 limited editions printed by the artist in 2003.

It is thought that Banksy himself delivered the artwork (pictured, a similar edition in London)) to the Museum of Contemporary Art store in Sydney in 2003

It is thought that Banksy himself delivered the artwork (pictured, a similar edition in London)) to the Museum of Contemporary Art store in Sydney in 2003 

The artwork is going to auction online through Smith and Singer auctioneers with bidding closing on May 13, 2021 at 10pm AEST. 

Smith and Singer's art catalogue said Love Is In The Air is one of his 'most recognisable'. 

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