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    Default A Banksy painting sold for a record US$1.4 million, then shredded itself

    Banksy artwork self-destructs after selling for $1.4M

    A work by the elusive street artist self-destructed in front of startled auction-goers on Friday, moments after being sold for 1.04 million pounds ($1.4 million US).

    The spray-painted canvas Girl with Balloon went under the hammer at Sotheby's in London, fetching more than three times its pre-sale estimate and equalling a record price for the artist.

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    I wonder why he did it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramesh View Post
    I wonder why he did it?
    I'm guessing to make a statement that his art wasn't created to be sold and traded. Surely made a statement!
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    Marketing nonsense to troll the internet for a couple days. Neat shredder didnt know they could be made that thin.

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    Now the word is that the shredded painting may actually be valued for more that it was sold for ... up to $7M!!
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    This was all staged.... Sigh

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