Banksy rat pub sells for £114,000

Photo by Paul Stevenson

That giant rat? A Banksy painted in 2004 on a pub in Liverpool. Instead of getting buffed or physically removed, the entire pub has just been sold in an auction for £114,000. The Liverpool Echo reports that the piece had serious interest from 4 parties, but eventually sold to some club owners. Let’s just hope they don’t turn it into “Club Banksy” or something like that. On a similar note, the outside of The Foundry has a similar Banksy rat which is going to be preserved and incorporated into the design of new hotel which is about to replace that pub.