Detroit • An art gallery plans to sell a work that the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy created at an abandoned Detroit auto plant, a gallery official said Monday.
Carl Goines, who co-founded the 555 Nonprofit Gallery and Studios, told The Associated Press that proceeds from the sale will go to expand the Detroit gallery's programming. The sale first was reported by the Motor City Muckraker news website.
Goines said he is hoping the Banksy work will bring in between $200,000 and $1.2 million, which he said is the range of recent sales.
An 8-foot, 1,500-pound section of cinderblock wall featuring the stenciled artwork was removed from the Packard Plant site in 2010. It features a figure of a child holding a bucket of red paint and brush alongside the message: "I remember when all this was trees."