Plans underway to recreate Banksy's hulu hoop girl in Lenton after original is sold off

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A street artist project has offered to recreate Banksy's hulu-hoop girl in Lenton after it was removed and sold to a gallery just outside London.

Famous Bristol activist Banksy decided to visit Nottingham last October and create a girl hula-hooping a bike tyre outside the Avi Hair and Beauty Salon in Rothesay Avenue.

The building is owned by a private landlord who rents the building to the salon.

It appeared at a time when the city was grappling with the worst coronavirus infection rate in the country and many people said it had inspired a bit of hope within the community.

It was also believed to be a nod to Nottingham's former Raleigh factory and Nottingham being known as 'the city of rebels'.

However, on Wednesday, February 17, the building owners revealed they had sold it to the Brandler Galleries in Brentwood. It is believed to have been sold for

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