The slab of concrete, however, didn’t fetch as much as expected.
Removing the gallery from the Packard Plant stirred controversy in 2010.
When artists excavated the Banksy mural from the abandoned Packard Plant, they pledged to keep the piece in Detroit for all to see.
The Peru-based developer who bought the abandoned Packard Plant in Detroit wants a local art gallery to return a now-famous Banksy mural that was excavated from the ruins amid controversy in May 2010.
The market for Banksy pieces is hard to predict, in large part because of questions of authenticity.
Volunteers at 555 Gallery and Studios want to use the money to offer more space and resources for artists.