• Banksy Artwork ‘Self-Destructs' After Selling for $1.4M at Auction

    13 days ago - By Peta Pixel

    The anonymous street artist known as Banksy just pulled off one of the greatest pranks ever seen in the art world: one of his paintings was sold for nearly $1.4 million at a Sotheby's auction in London last night, and immediately after being sold, the painting self-destructed .
    The 2006 spray-painted canvas painting titled “Girl With a Balloon” had a final price of £1,042,000 with the buyer's premium.
    Photo by Robert Casterline/ Casterline Goodman Gallery and used with permission.
    After the hammer fell, attendees suddenly heard an alarm ring out. As everyone's attention was drawn to the...
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  • Banksy Painting Self-Destructs After Fetching $1.4 Million at Sotheby's

    Banksy Painting Self-Destructs After Fetching $1.4 Million at Sotheby's

    13 days ago - By NY Times

    The British street artist Banksy appeared to pull off one of his most spectacular pranks on Friday night, with a frame that shredded his “Girl With a Balloon” after it sold.
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