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Bristol art venue receives Banksy donation

Bristol art venue receives Banksy donation

An independently-run arts venue in Bristol is the beneficiary of a donation that has seen it become the subject of worldwide attention.

That's because the donated piece is a rare Banksy work, which is sure to attract lots of art enthusiasts to the venue in the coming weeks and months.

It could, in fact, become a lifesaver for the site, which will change hands unless £185,000 is found by December 31st.

It has been confirmed that the much sought-after piece of work forms part of the Di-faced tenner series, which comprises a set of spoof £10 notes in which the Queen's head is replaced with an image of Diana Princess of Wales.

There are only 50 of the pieces to have been produced and what's more, they have all been signed by the mysterious artist.

The Cube, as the venue is known, said that it will be valued this week. A spokesperson explained: "We have one of only 50 signed prints in existence that feature multiple 'uncut' notes with both sides visible."

He said, too, that once the leasehold on the building is secure, the Cube would continue to improve the facility.

"This means we'll be continuing our fundraising activities. All proceeds from the 'Di-faced tenners' auction will go towards this ongoing goal, which is appropriate, as it's rumoured that Banksy frequented the Cube in his pre-fame days," he told BBC News.

The building, which has hosted artwork since 1998, is managed by as many as 150 volunteers.

It is presently kept afloat simply through income generated at the venue bar and donations. That being said, why not throw your support behind the site by enjoying the impressive selection of artwork on offer?

Pledge your support to the Cube and have a great time in the process.

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