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1 Banksy stunt on Sat Oct 06 2018, 14:52

wanderlust

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You may have read about Sotheby's auctioning Banksy's version of the girl and red balloon graf for over a £million today - a painting which then promptly shredded itself.

Sotheby's claim they were flabbergasted by it but surely someone must have noticed that the frame in which it was mounted was a (albeit disguised) shredder when they plugged it into the mains?

OK it was a publicity stunt but it still made me laugh - and I really hope the buyer wasn't in on it.

2 Re: Banksy stunt on Sat Oct 06 2018, 17:20

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@wanderlust wrote:You may have read about Sotheby's auctioning Banksy's version of the girl and red balloon graf for over a £million today - a painting which then promptly shredded itself.

Sotheby's claim they were flabbergasted by it but surely someone must have noticed that the frame in which it was mounted was a (albeit disguised) shredder when they plugged it into the mains?

OK it was a publicity stunt but it still made me laugh - and I really hope the buyer wasn't in on it.

He's a video of them removing it from the wall and it wasn't plugged in so it's plausible that he did pull off the stunt unaided. Doubtful though.

https://nyti.ms/2y7qZ4u

3 Re: Banksy stunt on Sat Oct 06 2018, 22:04

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I hope the point of the stunt was to point out that nobody should be paying a million quid for a painting, arseholes. Sort some poor kids out instead. I think that sort of extravagance has zero place in the world irrespective of how much money you have. Only despicable people do those things.

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4 Re: Banksy stunt on Fri Oct 12 2018, 00:49

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It's being viewed as the live creation/completion of a new piece of art during the auction so the woman who bought it is keeping it.

5 Re: Banksy stunt on Fri Oct 12 2018, 07:05

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@wanderlust wrote:It's being viewed as the live creation/completion of a new piece of art during the auction so the woman who bought it is keeping it.

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