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.