This Is Wild

You might have heard that last month that the famous British street artist Banksy stealthily gave one of his paintings — an image of a Nazi officer enjoying a serene mountain landscape — to a charity in New York City that fights homelessness and AIDS. It was a nice gesture and a celebrated move, and the charity immediately auctioned off the painting to help its cause. The winning bid came in at $615,000.

Well, now there’s been a twist — or two. I won’t spoil it, but suffice to say the auction fell apart, and then the situation got even stranger. Check out this exclusive report from TPM’s Catherine Thompson.