Banksy’s “Girl With Balloon” Is Sold For $1M, But That’s Where Banksy Does His Trick (9 pics + 1 gif + 1 video)

Posted in       9 Oct 2018       4358       GALLERY VIEW

One of the most famous works of Banksy – a world renowned artist – is a Girl With Balloon which originally appeared in East London in 2002

The image was re-painted and framed. Consequently, its worth started growing by 20% each year

This Friday, Girl With Balloon was sold in the auction in London for $1.1 million

However, the real surprise came about moments after the painting was pronounced sold

Shortly after the hammer came down, the painting started shredding itself

According to some sources, the shredding mechanism was triggered by a remote control. “It appears we just got Banksy-ed”, says one representative of the auction

The incident quickly made its way to the press and the worth of the shredded painting actually went up to $2 million

Below, see the video that Banksy uploaded himself in which you can see the preparation few years prior to the auction

The internet was quick to react and some artists even took time to depict the incident creatively


Credits:  www.banksy.co.uk
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