A painting, which features one of the images created by the enigmatic Oscar-nominated graffiti artist, Banksy, to commemorate the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, is to be sold at Bonhams
, New Bond Street, as part of its sale of Post War and Contemporary Art and Design on 13 April. It has attracted a pre-sale estimate of £50,000 80,000.
The image was one of more than a dozen murals that Banksy grafittied onto buildings around the city of New Orleans in September 2008. While this image, entitled NOLA, depicts a young girl sheltering from red rain under an umbrella, other pictures included a young boy flying a fridge like a kite and Abraham Lincoln as a homeless man.
Banksy, who, earlier this year, was nominated for an Oscar for his first feature documentary film Exit Through The Gift Shop, said at the time: Three years after Katrina I wanted to make a statement about the state of the clean-up operation.
Bonhams Post War and Contemporary Art and Design sale is also offering another famous Banksy image, Balloon Girl, 2003, (estimate £30,000 50,000), which formed part of his temporary Christmas gallery, Santas Ghetto, in 2003.