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Monday, October 08, 2018

Banksy's Girl with Balloon painting "self-destructed" after it sold for $1.4 million in an auction in London. Sotheby's Contemporary Art said in a statement the painting from the famous graffiti artist Banksy "self-destructed" just as the gavel fell Friday at Sotheby's auction house in London. "The framed work, spray paint and acrylic on canvas, mounted on board depicted a girl reaching out toward a bright red, heart shaped balloon -- one of Banksy's most iconic images -- began to pass through a shredder hidden in the frame," the statement said. The $1.4 million sale tied the artist's record in sales at a 2008 auction, according to the statement.

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Here Banksy posts video of how he did it - www.abc.net.au

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-07 02:26 PM | Reply

Related: www.artfinder.com

This is the hottest new artist on the market today - www.artfinder.com

His paintings are expected to be worth millions very soon. I'd suggest any collectors snap them up before they're gone.

Again, in case you missed the link - www.artfinder.com

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-07 02:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Super cool idea, and it is now probably worth twice what it sold for now that it is partially shredded.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-07 02:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Who bloody cares. It's hanging art. If you've seen one painting you've seen them all.

#4 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-10-07 02:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Posted by SheepleSchism
Favorite'd, I dig the watercolors

#5 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-10-07 03:30 PM | Reply

#5 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

Thanks, Noles! They're hotcakes. HOTCAKES I say!!

And to think, they'll soon be worth MILLION$!!

#6 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-07 03:45 PM | Reply

this is a great piece(s)

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-10-08 12:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Obama is like Banksy compared to trump's Mr. Brainwash.

#8 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-10-08 12:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You know that trick you show children, where it looks like your thumb detaches? But's it's really two thumbs, lined up to look like one thumb?

It doesn't impress adults, but kids love it.

I'm not sure why I'm bringing that up now.

#9 | Posted by Shmoopty at 2018-10-08 01:07 PM | Reply

Super cool idea, and it is now probably worth twice what it sold for now that it is partially shredded.

#3 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Apparently even more than double.

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-10-08 02:42 PM | Reply

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Interesting legal dilemma. Does the artist have the right to altar the art work after it is sold? Seems like either a case of fraud or damage to property to me.

#11 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2018-10-08 03:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Interesting legal dilemma. Does the artist have the right to altar the art work after it is sold? Seems like either a case of fraud or damage to property to me.
#11 | POSTED BY BOGEY1355 AT 2018-10-08 03:16 PM

And who would press charges? If it is more than double it's selling value now, the more dick-trickery the more fame.

What is extremely cool is that has never been done before, but shredding a million and a half pounds is a perfect metaphor for Banksy art.

#12 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-10-08 03:58 PM | Reply

Interesting legal dilemma. Does the artist have the right to altar the art work after it is sold? Seems like either a case of fraud or damage to property to me.

#11 | POSTED BY BOGEY1355 AT 2018-10-08 03:16 PM | REPLY

It was not altered. It is no different from other moving sculpture. The shredder was a part of the art

#13 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-10-08 04:05 PM | Reply

AH.

#14 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2018-10-09 11:52 AM | Reply

Greatest work of art ever.

Better than Vincent van Gogh‘s severed ear!

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-10-09 02:09 PM | Reply

www.imdb.com

LOOK!

#16 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-10-09 04:10 PM | Reply

That is pretty cool.

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-09 04:17 PM | Reply

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