Gallery’s plan to sell Banksy’s Packard Plant mural sparks uproar



“The decision by a Detroit nonprofit gallery to put a now-world-famous Banksy mural up for sale has unleashed a firestorm of criticism around the globe.

“Artists and commentators are decrying the move by leaders of the 555 Nonprofit Gallery and Studios to profit from the work by the anonymous British graffiti artist. The 555 artists excavated the 1,500-pound piece from the crumbling Packard Plant four years ago in the name of preserving it and putting it on public display. They pledged they had no interest in selling it.”

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