Banksy’s ‘Mobile Lovers‘ came off public display on Wednesday 27 August 2014.
The work was sold to a private collector with all the proceeds going to benefit Broad Plain Working With Young People (part of Broad Plain Boys’ Club & Riverside Project).
Mobile Lovers was discovered on a wall in Clement Street, Bristol in April 2014 and removed by staff from nearby Broad Plain Boys’ Club & Riverside Project. It shows two lovers locked in an embrace while looking at their mobile phones.
The work had been on display since mid-April, when the city offered to display it securely at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, while clarity was sought over the artist’s intentions for the work.
Banksy and Bristol Museums
Banksy’s Grim Reaper
In August 2014, Banksy’s Grim Reaper was removed from the steel hull of the ship and club venue Thekla. It’s now on display at M Shed – read about it on our blog. You can also see Banksy’s Tesco Value Petrol Bomb poster on display at M Shed.
Banksy versus Bristol Museum
In the summer of 2009 Bristol Museum & Art Gallery was taken over by an extraordinary exhibition of works by the infamous Bristol artist Banksy called Banksy versus Bristol Museum.