Banksy’s “The banality of the banality of evil,” a thrift store painting that Banksy added a Nazi soldier to, has been auctioned at the online charity website, BiddingForGood for $615,000 by a bidder going by the online tag, gorpetri.
Bidding began Tuesday of this week with a minimum bid of $74,000. There were a total of 138 bids. The auction ended today (Oct. 31, 2013) at 8 pm EDT.
The painting is signed by the original artist, and by Banksy. It’s 36” x 24.5” and the frame is 43” x 31.5.”
The money raised will go to Housing Works. Below is the BiddingForGood website description of Housing Works:
- Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.