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Banksy art offers lifeline to struggling club

The piece by the renowned street artist could sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Last updated: 17 Apr 2014 19:02
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Artwork left by British street artist, Banksy, could save a struggling youth club from closure.

The piece, showing an embracing couple distracted by their smartphones, was spray-painted on a door at the club in the western English city of Bristol.

The city's council, which owns the building, has taken the work but it will go on display at a local gallery where donations will be collected to help the club.

Al Jazeera's Harry Smith reports from Bristol.

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