Gallery wants to sell Banksy artwork removed years ago from abandoned Detroit car plant

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DETROIT (AP) — An art gallery wants to sell a work created at an abandoned Detroit auto plant by the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy.

555 Nonprofit Gallery and Studios co-founder Carl Goines told The Associated Press on Monday that proceeds from the sale would go to expand the Detroit gallery's programming. The sale first was reported by the Motor City Muckraker news website.

Goines says he's hoping the Banksy work will bring in between $200,000 and $1.2 million, which he says is the range of recent sales.

An 8-foot, 1,500-pound section of cinderblock wall featuring the stenciled artwork was removed from the Packard Plant site in 2010.

It features a figure of a child holding a bucket of red paint and brush alongside the message: "I remember when all this was trees."

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