1.4m Banksy immediately self destructs after auction.

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1.4m Banksy immediately self destructs after auction.

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:56 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-d1Hozj6-s

"Anonymous British graffiti artist Banksy has pulled off another stunt that seized the attention of the art world — this time at the expense of his own work.

On Friday, a Banksy painting titled "Girl with Red Balloon" was being auctioned at Sotheby's in London."

"Right then, the painting's canvas began scrolling downward, seeming to pass through its elaborate gilded frame — and reappearing below in neat, vertical strips. Later, Sotheby's would explain that a shredder was hidden inside the frame.

The crowd began murmuring as they realized what was happening: The painting was "self-destructing" before their very eyes."

""It appears we just got Banksy-ed," Sotheby's senior director Alex Branczik said in a statement that described the incident as "the first time in auction history that a work of art automatically shredded itself after coming under the hammer."

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Re: 1.4m Banksy immediately self destructs after auction.

Post by hanno » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:11 am

Read somewhere that the already exorbitant price for this piece of "art" shot up the moment it self-destructed....
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