A 'rare' Banksy piece will go under the hammer at a Glasgow auction next month.

Taking place on December 14, Banky's work - 'Agile' - will be up for offer at The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction in the city. 

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The hand-finished piece is a seven colour screen-print on cardboard - which includes a rare personal dedication from the artist.

Glasgow Times:

The work features a white mouse sliding down a freight box marked 'FRAGILE,' the rodent’s claws have scratched out the 'F' and 'R,' leaving behind the word 'AGILE’ – a nod to the resilience of Ukrainian people amid the war.

It is believed that the distinctive scratch marks were made using a pizza cutter, with each print featuring a different scratch pattern. 

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Experts at McTear’s have estimated that the work, which was produced specially as a gift to the current vendor, could fetch between £40,000 and £60,000. 

It will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Pest Control, Banksy's verification platform.

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McTear’s director, Magda Ketterer, said: "This is an important and evocative work that showcases the artist’s unique style, with his trademark ‘rodent’ image at the heart of the piece.

"We rarely see Banksy works of this quality come to auction in Scotland, and it is wonderful that it will go under the hammer in Glasgow, a city that is close to the artist’s heart.

“The personal dedication and the fact that this piece was produced separately from the original edition of 50, lift this artwork to a different level. 

"We anticipate significant interest from art enthusiasts across the UK and overseas, and we are looking forward to a lively sale in December.”

The news comes after Banksy's exhibition, entitled Cut & Run: 25 years card labour, featured in Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art.

The exhibit closed on Monday August 28, following a 10-week run.

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