´We just got Banksy-ed ´: balloon girl painting self-destructs at sale

Decoration News Agency: A painting by dim british artist banksy fragment itself into pieces at the m…
London (Decoration News Agency, quoting the Reuters) – a painting by dim british artist banksy fragment itself into pieces at the consequence it sold for more than 1 favorite pounds at a london auction on friday. onlookers gasped and laughed behind the bed half of “girl with balloon”, single of banksy’s best-known works, was sucked into a shredder inscrutable in its frame as the hammer fell, auction house sotheby’s said. the 12-year-old painting had equitable been sold for 1,042,000 pounds ($1.37 million) – matching banksy’s all-time archives. “it appears we equitable got banksy-ed,” alex branczik, senior manager and acme of contemporary art, said in a statement on sotheby’s website. banksy himself posted an instagram delineate of shocked attendees watching the painting disintegrate, with the caption: “going, going, ago…” finish photo: an employee walks with banksy’s “girl and balloon” 2009, at bonhams auction house in london march 23, 2012. reuters/luke macgregor/file photosotheby’s said this was “certainly” the chief age a accomplish of wile started to fragment itself behind coming below the hammer. pop wile accomplish chew itself video footage showed two men taking the painting abroad shortly behind the sale, bits of the shadow hanging down from the bed of the frame in strips. the auction house was not directly valid for criticise on the whereabouts of the painting’s remains, or how its appraise might accept changed in active of its self-destruction. banksy, whose actual convertibility is unknown, is notorious for sharply ironic outdoor graffiti with political themes, including at israel’s barrier at the west bank and disneyland where he painted a life-size appearance of a guantanamo bay detainee. once a small-time graffiti artist from the english city of bristol, banksy’s accomplish has befit hugely costly. banksy’s painting “girl with red balloon” is seen shredded behind its sale at sotheby auction in london, britain october 5, 2018 in this calm shadow taken from a video obtained from collective media on october 6, 2018. instagram/@pierrekoukjian/instagram/@sincefineart via reuters