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Bidding On That $50 Banksy Thrift Store Painting Tops $310,000

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October 31, 2013 AT 7:39 PM
Bidding on a painting that British graffiti artist Banksy bought for $50 and altered has climbed to more than $310,000. Banksy added a Nazi soldier into the pastoral scene after he purchased the painting at a Manhattan thrift shop. He donated it back to the 23rd Street Housing Works store on Tuesday. The store put it up for auction the same day. Proceeds will benefit Housing Works' homelessness and AIDS initiatives.