Remember Devolved Parliament, Banksy’s work from 2009 depicting a bunch of chimpanzees as members of the House of Commons? Well, it was a record sale for the British street artist.

After a 13-minute of intense bidding, Devolved Parliament was sold for a whopping £9,978,500 (£8.5 million plus premiums), or about US$12.3 million based on today’s going rate.

The sale topped Banksy’s previous most expensive artwork, Keep It Spotless, which was sole in 2008 in New York for $1.87 million.

If you are interested, continue reading to catch the entire auction proceeding in the video embedded below.

Images: Sotheby’s.

Source: Sotheby’s via Artnet.

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