Banksy put one of his most famous paintings, “Girl with Balloon”, up for auction at Sotheby’s auction house in London.

After the Gavel fell the painting was sold for $1.4 million, and moments after, the painting began self destructing.

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Going, going, gone…

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The painting began to shred into pieces right before everyone’s eyes.  You can see everyone in shock turning their heads to view the painting. A shredder set inside the “artist’s frame” begin shredding the painting.

Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s senior director of contemporary art, said in the news release:

“It appears we just got Banksy-ed,”

People say it could’ve been controlled by a remote mechanism, by one of the people Banksy may have sent, or that Banksy may have been in the room themselves, but there’s no word yet as to how it happened.

 

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Updated: October 18, 2019 — 2:35 am

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