Chris Martin Buys the Most Coldplay Art Ever: Banksy’s Heart Balloon

By Jeremy D. Larson

At a charity auction thrown by actor Sean Penn over the weekend, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin went ahead and purchased a Banksy, which is the most Coldplay piece of art perhaps ever created by a high-profile artist.

Complex says that the piece, which was originally stenciled during Banksy’s New York residency in 2013, was so admired that workers carved the stencil from the slab of concrete in Red Hook, Brooklyn in the middle of the night and took it to Miami to be auctioned off.

Banksy then created a new version of the revered street art on piece of of wood, which Sean Penn acquired, and was sold at Penn’s annual charity event, the Help Haiti Home Gala, to Chris Martin who paid $650,000 for the work.

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