PEOPLE in the North East will get a chance to see artwork from famous anonymous British street artist Banksy.

The Merrivale Stable, part of Banksy's 2021 'Great British Spraycation' series, will go on view at North East Auction House Anderson & Garland in Newcastle between Monday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 26 from 10am to 3pm.

It will then be auctioned as part of the Modern Art and Design Auction on January 27 and is expected to fetch up to a seven-figure sum, the auction house said.

It is only the second time a Banksy has been available to view in the North East and the first time since 2006.

Anderson & Garland MD Julian Thomson said: "We're delighted to bring a Banksy to Newcastle.

"It's an absolute privilege to auction work by such an iconic artist and we're thrilled to be able to give people in the North East the opportunity to see such a rare work of art when it goes on view next week."

The model stable was added to Merrivale Model Village in Great Yarmouth during the summer.

Frank and Frances Newsome, owners of the model village and the artwork, decided to auction the piece over fears the original could be stolen and are hoping that the sale will secure the future of the tourist attraction. The original will be replaced in the model village by a replica.

The live auction of The Merrivale Stable (Lot 685) will be available to view online at on January 27 at around 12.15pm.

Public viewing and auction details can also be found at Private viewing for potential buyers is available on request.