Saturday, October 6, 2018

Banksy’s "Girl with Balloon" Artwork SELF-DESTRUCTS In Frame Seconds After £1 Million Auction – and Now It’s Worth Double...

...thank you Central Banksters.

The Sun provides a blow-by-blow:

The framed, stencil spray painting shows a girl reaching towards a heart-shaped balloon and had been the final piece sold, equalling Banksy's previous auction record of £1.04 million.

However, in a twist to be expected from street art's most subversive character, the canvas suddenly passed through a shredder installed in the frame.

Many in the crowd weren't sure if the painting would be worthless after seemingly being destroyed but an art broker believes its value has now gone up.Joey Syer, co-founder of the website that resells Banksy pieces,  said: "The auction result will only propel this further and given the media attention this stunt has received, the lucky buyer would see a great return on the £1.02m they paid last night.

"This is now part of art history in its shredded state and we’d estimate Banksy has added at a minimum 50% to its value, possibly as high as being worth £2m plus."

Posting a picture of the moment on Instagram, Banksy wrote: "Going, going, gone..."

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