Detroit mural created by Banksy sells for $137,500

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP Modified) -- A mural created by elusive artist Banksy at Detroit's Packard Plant has sold at auction for $137,500.

The artwork was sold Wednesday at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California.

An 8-foot, 1,500-pound section of cinderblock wall featuring the artwork was excavated from the site in 2010 by the nonprofit 555 gallery in Detroit.

The mural features child holding a bucket of red paint and a brush next to a message that says: "I remember when all this was trees."

The 555 gallery will get $110,000 from the sale, and officials plan to use it to renovate the gallery's new permanent home.

Banksy is a British street artist known for anonymously leaving his work in public areas.