Banksy art like you’ve never seen it before

Banksy paintings
Banksy's Mediterranean Sea View 2017 is made up of three paintings (Image credit: Sotheby's)

Mysterious street artist Banksy has been busy during the coronavirus pandemic, sharing various lock-down themed pieces on Instagram over the past few months. And now he's donated a trio of paintings to a charity auction raising money for a Bethlehem hospital – and they're rather different from his usual style. 

The triptych, titled Mediterranean Sea View 2017, is estimated to fetch between £800,000 and £1.2M. Unlike the stencil street art style of many of Banksy's famous works (check out our best street art examples), these are reworked oil paintings featuring 19th Century style seascapes. But one thing that isn't missing is Banksy's signature political commentary.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.