Banksy Painting Goes for $1.4 Million and then Gets Shredded in Frame
12 days ago - By TMZ
Banksy outdid himself Friday night when one of his most famous paintings scored a $1.4 million bid and then it suddenly shredded into pieces. The auction went down at Southby's in London and just after the gavel went down, the painting...
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Banksy Artwork Self-Destructs After Being Sold for $1.4 Million USD
12 days ago - By Hypebeast
A rare Banksy artwork, Girl With a Balloon (2006), self-destructed moments after it was sold for a record-setting bid of $1.4 million USD at Sotheby's in New York City.
Moments after the sale, the artwork set off an alarm and the canvas slipped through a shredder built inside the frame, essentially "destroying" the painting. After videos were taken, staff rushed the piece out of the room. A man dressed in black wearing sunglasses and a hat was then seen scuffling with security guards near the entrance, causing onlookers to wonder if Banksy himself was actually inside the auction room.
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