We've All Been Banksy’ed! Banksy's Painting Self-Destructed After Sold For $1.4 Million!


Banksy's famous painting "Girl with Balloon" self-destructed after being auctioned for $1.4 million!

Source: https://www.sothebys.com/en/articles/lat...

Banksy is a street artist known for provocative and politically charged stencils, and he keeps his identity as secret.

"Girl With Balloon" is one of the most known paintings of Banksy.

This special painting which wasworked on canvas in 2006 by Banksy was auctioned in London.

However, it started to self-destruct when it had been sold to a phone bidder for $1.4 million!

And its name changed from "Girl With Balloon" to "Love is in the Bin'"

A Sotheby's director said : “We’ve just been Banksy’ed,” and they were just shocked.

Also the unnamed European woman who bought the piece said: “When the hammer came down last week and the work was shredded, I was at first shocked, but gradually I began to realise that I would end up with my own piece of art history.”

Sotheby’s said “In the process of ‘destroying’ the artwork, a new one was created".

And added: "He is arguably the greatest British street artist, and tonight we saw a little piece of Banksy genius."

Banksy is also shared the moment of auction as "going, going,gone"

There was speculation in the art world that Banksy could have been in the room to activate the destruction of the work.

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