This post was first published by My London on 29/10/2019.
Those successful in their bids to own a Banksy masterpiece will find out soon if they have succeeded
World-famous artist Banksy has revealed people from more than 200 countries have tried to buy artwork which was on display in Croydon.
Banksy’s shop – called Gross Domestic Product – appeared in the town centre on October 1 and featured several incredible pieces of art, including a Banksy Clock, Banksy Vest and Banksy Ultra HD TV.
The store, located on on the corner of Church Street and Frith Road , was dismantled on October 14 but the artist soon launched a website selling all of the items inside.
The pieces of art, which previously could only be seen by looking through the shop’s window, were much sought after, so much so that Banksy made people go through a registration process in a bid to give everyone a equal chance of bagging a Banksy original.
The registration process ended on Monday (October 28) and those who were successful will be notified in the coming days.
A message on the Gross Domestic Product website says: “Registration is now closed for the time being. If your application has been successful you will hear from us in the next few days. If not you won’t.
“Sorry if you’ve been unsuccessful, there will be plenty more opportunities to purchase products in the coming months. If you’ve registered you will automatically receive a mail telling you about new releases.
“We’re making every effort to process customers quickly and fairly, but please understand we’ve had applications from over 200 countries and answers to the customer question have been unexpectedly brilliant.
Banksy’s art stunt brought thousands of visitors to Croydon town centre at the start of October, with some people even visiting in the middle of the night.
The arrival of the world-renowned artist created a huge buzz in the borough.