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Banksy Mural on Garage in Wales Sold But Will Stay in Place

Security guards were hired to protect the work after it appeared in December on a steelworker's garage

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    Banksy Mural on Garage in Wales Sold But Will Stay in Place
    Ben Birchall/AP, File
    In this file photo dated Dec, 20, 2018, showing an artwork by Banksy on the side of a garage depicts a child dressed for snow playing in the falling ash and smoke from a skip fire, in Port Talbot, Wales.

    A British art dealer says he has bought a mural stenciled by street artist Banksy on a garage wall in Wales for more than 100,000 pounds ($129,000).

    The artwork in Port Talbot shows a child playing in falling ash from a dumpster fire, an apparent reference to the steel town's air pollution.

    Security guards were hired to protect the work after it appeared in December on a steelworker's garage.

    John Brandler of Brandler Galleries in eastern England said Friday he has agreed that the mural will stay in place for at least two years.

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    He said "I want to make Port Talbot a go-to place rather than a go-from place. Within a short time I'm thinking of bringing five or six more Banksys to Port Talbot. Let's do an exhibition."