Banksy print stolen from Toronto's west end

Lawrence Kim
June 14, 2018

According to Toronto Police, a Banksy print was removed from The Art of Banksy exhibit, which is in the Dundas Street West and Bloor Street area.

The piece is Banksy's Trolley Hunter print, which is worth $45,000.

London's Lazinc gallery is about to showcase one of its more notable exhibitions to date, as its co-founder, Steve Lazarides, will be presenting a selection of Banksy's rare artwork.

Sidhu says police in 11 Division are looking into the possibility that a Sunday break and enter led to the artwork being taken, although she declined to say where that incident took place.

Lazarides has billed "The Art of Banksy" as the largest collection of the United Kingdom artist's work ever put on display, containing about $35 million worth of art.

Banksy, whose identity remains a mystery, is a painter, graffiti artist, and social activist, considered one of the world's top political artists. The exhibit was set to show 80 Banksy pieces, with tickets going for $35 each.

"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.

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

"It was (always) a very wide spread of people", he said.

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