Banksy – Save Or Delete Jungle Book | Painting Sold For $121,700 At Auction

By - January 11th, 2011

Banksy   Save Or Delete Jungle Book | Painting Sold For $121,700 At Auction

An interesting art work went for bit earlier this morning in London’s Bonhams auction house. Lot number 67 on its Urban Art venue is a work by none other than Banksy. Sold for £78,000, or around $121,700, the painting, titled “Save or Delete Jungle Book” elaborated on Banksy’s usual black humor, with the lead characters from Disney Jungle Book cartoon, bounded, blind-folded and prepped for beheading. In front of them, a hooded executioner at the ready. Commissioned in 2001 by environmental advocacy group Greenpeace, the work was to be a new worldwide campaign to address the devastating nature of deforestation. Originally meant to be reprinted on posters, billboards, and postcards, Greenpeace abandoned the project after Disney sent a “cease and decease” letter because of copyright infringement. Always having the last laugh, Banksy also included a certificate of authenticity from Pest Control Office with the painting.

Banksy   Save Or Delete Jungle Book | Painting Sold For $121,700 At Auction

2 comments
jason
jason

It is not cease and decease.... There is no such thing. it is Cease and Desist. that is the legal term.