A Big Issue vendor’s original artwork has been sold for £200 to a reader who fell in love with the design after spotting it in the magazine.
Arty David Martin’s coloured card arrangement of a modern black and yellow oblong on a red background inspired Sabine Zanker to buy his original copy after she discovered it on our Street Art pages.
She got in touch with David, who has sold The Big Issue for seven years, before meeting him on his pitch outside Tesco in Hammersmith, West London, to do the deal last week.
And the 56-year-old admits that the sale is a personal record for him.
“She came to my pitch and we went for a coffee and did the deal,” said David. “It went pretty well and she even brought me some homemade cake too – she was a very nice lady.
“I was quite surprised actually – I’ve never sold one for this price before. It’s like a new benchmark for me. I know that prices can get up to the thousands but I’m not quite in that company yet. But it helps pay the bills!”