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Snatch Banksy’s work of heart for £200,000

Art of the nation: Girl And Balloon canvas will be auctioned tomorrow

A LIMITED edition canvas of Banksy’s Girl And Balloon is set to sell at auction for £200,000.

One of the secretive street artist’s best-known works, it was last year named the nation’s favourite artwork.

Bonhams is selling the 2003 image — number 17 of 25 — in London tomorrow.

The 20in by 20in canvas, which comes with a certificate of authenticity, is the first original Girl And Balloon artwork to go on sale since 2012.

Gareth Williams of Bonhams said it was ‘one of the 21st century’s most iconic images’ after it beat heavyweights such as Constable’s The Hay Wain and Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire in a poll.