Banksy salvaged by Detroit gallery

This street art is believed to be the work of elusive graffiti artist Bansky. It was originally painted on the wall of the crumbling ruins of an abandoned auto plant in Detroit.

Resident artists of the 555 Gallery rescued the work in 2010 setting off a two year legal debate over who had the rights to the piece. Now the mural is set to make it’s public debut.

The 555 Gallery agreed to pay the Packard plant’s owners $2,500. The estimated resale for it is $100,000.

The 555 Gallery is located inside an old police station and jail that has been converted to a nonprofit art gallery. Visit them at http://www.555arts.org/ to learn more or show some support.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-banksy-mural-debuts-in-detroit-gallery-20120426,0,5192542.story

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Elizabeth de Moya has a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley. She has contributed to DJ Mag, DJ TechTools, LA Weekly and Thump (Vice). Check out the new women's street fashion and music blog for people that love EDM and music festivals: sluttyravercostumes.com!

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