Saturday, October 06, 2018
Oops 1.4 Million Dollars in the Shredder
Banksy strikes again. European Sensational artist causes a stir again. His street paintings always cause a commotion when they pop up, so why would you think one of his painting would sell without a hitch. He built a shredder within the frame of a painting for auction at one of the most influential galleries in the world.
The artwork, titled
Girl With Red Balloon,
had just been sold at Sotheby's Auction House for 1.12M US when suddenly it began to drop down through its frame which concealed a shredder and sliced the piece into strips. It's unclear whether the auction house will provide a refund for the artwork, or if it has in fact gone up in value.
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