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The Brussels court ruled on the arrest of the exhibition of street artist Banksy’s in town. About it “lente.ru” has informed representatives of the gallery Stokar.
Exhibition of works by contemporary street artist included 60 works with a total value of 15 million euros. The exhibition was in the gallery of modern art Stokar and was to last until the end of December. Request about the organization of the exhibition in the gallery asked a German company, which subsequently offered 58 exhibits, after ensuring that it has the right to move and exhibiting the works of Banksy.
The UK company, owned by Steve Lazarides, the former Manager of the artist and the owner of the majority of works exhibited, challenged the legality of the exhibition in Stokar. Lawyer Stokar Stanislas Eskinazi in an interview with 7SUR7 said that the gallery is not responsible for what happened. “It looks like fraud, the victim of which was my client,” said Askinazi.
“After complaints from the UK, we checked the documents we received from the German company and found that it capital is EUR 25 thousand, and the document they presented to us as insurance for the work of Banksy turned out to be a certificate of completion written in a foreign language,” he continued.
Thus contracted gallery Stokar received only ten percent of the proceeds for us. The share of German companies was 90 percent, respectively.
Gallery Stokar continues to work, just closed the exhibition of Banksy.
On the website of the artist published a list of cities, where his exhibitions are not agreed with him. The list included Moscow, Brussels, Amsterdam, Toronto and several other cities.
Banksy has previously published on his page in Instagram a screenshot of correspondence with a friend in which he expressed outrage at the conduct in Moscow unauthorized exhibitions of his work and paid at her. “You know that I had nothing to do with it, right? I do not charge money for the opportunity to see my work — at least, if they are not included trip on the Ferris wheel,” wrote he to a friend.
Personal exhibition of Banksy in the Central house of the artist lasted from 2 June until 2 September 2018. On its official website claimed that the exhibition included original artwork, 3D objects, rare prints and photographs of artist’s works.
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