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Banksy shredded after £1m auction sale

Banksy has played a prank on the art world at an auction of Sotheby’s on October 5th. After his best-known work Girl with a Balloon was sold for just over £1m, the canvas suddenly passed through a shredder installed in the frame.

Banksy posted an image on Instagram of the shredded work with the title ‘Going, going, gone …’

Sotheby’s commented on the prank: ‘It appears we just got Banksy-ed.’ Whether the prank destroyed or enhanced the value of the work is still unclear.

source: The Guardian