• Banksy Pledges to Sell Artwork to Help Convert Reading Gaol Prison Into an Arts Hub

    1 month ago - By Hypebeast

    The Reading prison that Oscar Wilde was once jailed in may be turned into an art center, thanks in part to a pledged donation by Banksy. Earlier in the year, the elusive street artist stenciled a prisoner who escaped through sheets that were symbolically weighed down by a typewriter. The sale of the work is estimated to garner around £10m GBP / $13.3m USD and would be donated to support the Reading Borough Council's efforts to buy the building, which has since become an LGBT heritage site. Revered as one greatest writers in the history of English literature, Wilde was imprisoned at Reading...
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