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Banksy artworks on display ahead of online auction deadline

The headline item is Girl With Balloon (Colour AP – Gold), which could sell for more than a million.

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Rare works from subversive street artist Banksy – including Girl With Balloon – Colour AP (gold) – went on display ahead of an auction later this month (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Rare works from subversive street artist Banksy – including Girl With Balloon – Colour AP (gold) – went on display ahead of an auction later this month (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Rare works from subversive street artist Banksy – including Girl With Balloon – Colour AP (gold) – went on display ahead of an auction later this month (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Rare works from subversive street artist Banksy have gone on display ahead of an auction deadline later this month.

Titled Banksy: I Can’t Believe You Morons Actually Buy This Sh*t, the name of the Christie’s online-only sale pays homage to Banksy’s famous Morons screenprint.

Morons is based on a photograph of the record-breaking sale of Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers in 1987, with van Gogh’s canvas replaced by Banksy’s text.

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Christie’s art handlers adjust prints of Kate Moss by Banksy, which are also included in the sale (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Christie’s art handlers adjust prints of Kate Moss by Banksy, which are also included in the sale (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Christie’s art handlers adjust prints of Kate Moss by Banksy, which are also included in the sale (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Included in the auction is Girl With Balloon (Colour AP – Gold) which is expected to fetch between £800,000 and £1.2 million.

Two colour variations on Banksy’s famed Kate Moss work could go for as much as £250,000 each, auctioneers said.

His Soup Can – White/Emerald/Tan is also up for grabs and could fetch as much as £80,000.

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A Christie’s employee holds Soup Can – White/Emerald/Tan by Banksy (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

A Christie’s employee holds Soup Can – White/Emerald/Tan by Banksy (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

A Christie’s employee holds Soup Can – White/Emerald/Tan by Banksy (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The sale also features some of the artist’s best-known screenprints, including a signed impression of Rude Copper, which is expected to sell for between £100,000-150,000.

The artworks are on show at Christie’s central London saleroom.

Bidding is open now until September 23.

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