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Banksy's Moss prints fail to sell

Kate Moss by Banksy
Complete sets of the work are scarce, Bonham says

Six prints of model Kate Moss by artist Banksy which were expected to fetch 150,000 have failed to sell.

The works, inspired by Andy Warhol's iconic image of Marilyn Monroe, were among 78 lots being offered in London.

The screen prints were produced in a limited run of 20 sets, but because most were sold individually, complete sets are scarce.

They feature alongside other Banksy works as part of Bonhams auction house's Urban Art Sale.

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Also in the sale was another Banksy work, Nola Pink, showing a girl being rained upon beneath an umbrella.

Gareth Williams, head of Bonhams urban art department, said: "The urban art market remains buoyant judging by the interest this sale has aroused once more and we are pleased to continue to offer significant works by the most important artists in this field."

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