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Banksy posts video saying incomplete shredding a malfunction

Banksy has posted a video to his website in which he implies the shredding of his “Girl With Balloon” at a Sotheby’s auction in London was supposed to have been complete. Instead, the canvas was only partially shredded after the hammer came down on a winning bid of $1.4 million, to the shock of the … Continue reading Banksy posts video saying incomplete shredding a malfunction

LONDON | Sale on for Banksy painting that self-destructed at auction

LONDON— The winning bidder for a Banksy painting that self-destructed during an auction last week has decided to go through with the purchase, auctioneer Sotheby’s said Thursday. The auction house said a female European collector was the successful bidder, agreeing to pay 1.04 million pounds ($1.4 million) for “Girl With Balloon.” But just after the … Continue reading LONDON | Sale on for Banksy painting that self-destructed at auction