Verket ble opprinnelig solgt på auksjonen “Street Art for Street Papers” i Bergen i 2008. Da var åpningsbudet på 9000 kroner.
Her er biografien til kunstneren fra auksjonskatalogen:
With a political activist background Arofish has certainley earned his stripes in anti war stencil art. It’s not only the image thats important to the artist but also the location, very much liking his graffiti to interact with it’s surroundings. Now residing in London you’ll find his works not only in the capital city but as far a field as Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine.
Beautiful Canvas from one of the first real political stencil artists. First artist to paint in Gaza and on the Palestinian side of Israels apartheid wall, emulated by Banksy. A true gent who disliked the commercial side of the scene so much he quit and returned to direct activism.