Banksy artwork reported stolen is $45K Trolley Hunters, Toronto police say

Esequiel Farfan
Junio 15, 2018

Toronto police say they are investigating the theft of a print by renowned street artist Banksy from a building in the city's west end.

Police say they received a call about the missing art piece on Saturday and that the local division has opened an investigation.

Organizers advertised the exhibit saying it has with over 80 original pieces valued at $35 million, making it the largest Banksy exhibit ever assembled.

The Art of Banksy show was curated by Steve Lazarides, the anonymous British street artist's former agent.

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Banksy, whose identity remains a mystery, is a painter, graffiti artist, and social activist, considered one of the world's top political artists.

Steve Lazarides previously worked with Banksy for 11 years, specifically as the elusive artist's personal photographer and gallerist.

"To be honest this isn't a Banksy exhibition, it is an exhibition of Banksy's art and I think there's a big difference between the two", he said.

Additionally, this presentation will be the first United Kingdom exhibition which allows visitors to see Banksy's work all in one place, from stenciled canvases, unique paintings, limited-edition prints, and many more, which emphasize the artist's social and political comments in today's world.

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