Banksy painting reportedly stolen from show unauthorized by artist

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    Toronto police are investigating a report of a stolen Banksy piece from a Toronto exhibit curated by one of many artist’s former brokers.

    Police obtained a report Saturday a few attainable stolen painting from the Sterling Highway exhibit, the place the $35-million The Artwork of Banksy exhibit is debuting as half of a bigger North American run.

    The exhibit, by curator Steve Lazarides, was not endorsed by the artist himself and was set to open Wednesday.

    Each Lazarides and his publicist refused to substantiate the report or touch upon the investigation.

    The exhibit was set to encompass 80 of the artist’s items and comes with a ticket value of $35, charged by Stay Nation and Starvox Reveals.

    Requested earlier what the extremely anti-capitalist artist would possibly consider viewers having to pay to see his work, Lazarides advised CBC Information earlier this week he felt the artist would favor his work be on show than saved away in a collector’s basement someplace. 

    Police have up to now launched no additional particulars aside from to say 11 Division is investigating. 

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