Those attending the Bonhams London auction this September will be surprised to see a 17-ton box truck painted by Banksy. The commercial Volvo FL6 vehicle dating back to 2000 features spray-painted graffiti artwork by the elusive British artist at a New Years party in Spain. It’s now expected to sell between £1 million GBP and £1.5 million GBP ($1.3 million USD to $2 million USD).
The fully-functional truck slash art piece, unofficially titled Turbo Zone Truck (Laugh Now But One Day We’ll Be In Charge), will be amidst luxury automotive lots at the forthcoming sale spanning Aston Martins, Bugattis, and Porsches. The work comes complete with a certificate of authenticity from Banksy’s handling office Pest Control. It’s being lauded by the auction house as Banksy’s largest artwork ever, portraying a visual collage of blue-collar employees, chimpanzees, and a firearms unit alongside wildstyle letterforms and throwies in vivid hues.