Right after selling for $1.4 million, artwork self-destructs in Banksy prank

By Jessica Robles

Banksy posted an image on Instagram of the shredded work dangling from the bottom of the frame with the title “Going, going, gone … ”

In what could be one of the most audacious pranks in art history, Banksy’s Canvas of Girl With Balloon passes through a shredder that was built in frame shortly after the hammer came down at Sotheby’s in London on Friday night to record the £1.04m (around $1.4 million).

Banksy posted an image on Instagram of the shredded work dangling from the bottom of the frame with the title “Going, going, gone … ”

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This is the kind of non-political news we need today.

Seriously, this is possibly the best non-political news story you’ll read in a long time.

 

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