Should 'missing' Banksy work be sold?

Help

A work by the street artist Banksy, which disappeared from a north London wall earlier this year, is set to be auctioned in the city on 2 June.

There was another attempt to auction the work, known as Slave Labour, after it reappeared in Miami, but the sale was cancelled after protests from Haringey Council.

They say it belongs to the local community and should be put back where it was originally painted, on the side of discount store Poundland in Wood Green.

Inkie, a graffiti artist, told the today programme's Sarah Montague: "You don't own something that you do illegally like this."

However, Mary McCarthy, director of MM Contemporary Arts which specialises in managing, buying and valuing urban contemporary art, disagreed.

"This work was produced on the street for everyone to appreciate," she said.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Thursday 16 May 2013

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.