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British Museum acquires first piece of Banksy

There is now also Banksy’s work on display in the British Museum. The London museum was one of the bankbriefjes with the effigy of princess Diana, Banksy early 2004.

The fake bank note to the value of ten British pounds was issued by the ‘Banksy of England’. The artist chose at the time to have a photo of princess Diana-to-use, to replace the Queen, and gave it the name ‘Di-faced Tenner’. There were about a thousand copies printed, to share with a stunt.

The entourage of Banksy has one now given to the British Museum, which for some time was looking for a copy. The museum has a collection of close to 70,000 coins and bankbriefjes, of which the oldest from the 14th century. A part of the collection consists of forgeries and parodies.

According to curator Tom Huckenhull is the bank note the first Banksy piece of the museum, considering Banksy in 2005 itself work himself at the British Museum had smuggled in, Early man goes to market, carved in what is a prehistoric stone had to imagine.

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