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John Brandler of Brandler Galleries in England said Friday he paid more than $129,000 for a mural stenciled by street artist Banksy on a garage wall in Wales.

LONDON — John Brandler of Brandler Galleries in England said Friday he paid more than $129,000 for a mural stenciled by street artist Banksy on a garage wall in Wales.

The artwork in Port Talbot shows a child playing in falling ash from a dumpster fire, an apparent reference to the steel town's air pollution.

Brandler said the mural will stay in place for at least two years.

"I want to make Port Talbot a go-to place rather than a go-from place,” he said. “Within a short time I'm thinking of bringing five or six more Banksys to Port Talbot. Let's do an exhibition.”

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