Published: Sunday 07 October, 2018

VIDEO Banksy Painting Shredded Seconds After Being Sold for $1.4 Million at Auction!

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Banksy painting ‘Girl With Balloon’ self-destructing. (Instagram/Banksy)

Oh Banksy, what have you done! A famous Banksy painting ‘self-destructed’ after being sold at a Sotheby’s in London. Stunned bidders and Sotheby’s staff gasped as the painting, Girl With Balloon, suddenly dropped into a secret built-in shredder in the painting’s frame.

The painting had just been sold to an unnamed phone bidder. It was the last piece in the auction and just sold for $1.4 million. But, as the sale concluded and the painting hanging on the wall, the canvass of Gil With Balloon suddenly slid down and passed through a remotely controlled shredder hidden in the frame!

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Everybody gasped and stood stunned. They couldn’t do anything but watch the Banksy painting self-destruct. They have all been Banksy-ed!

Banksy posted a photo of the self-destruction on his Instagram and simply captioned it with, “Going, going, gone…”

The artist also posted a video of himself building the shredder into the frame but quickly deleted it. In the video Banksy said, “A few years ago I secretly built a shredder into a painting in case it was ever put up for auction…”

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Banksy’s Girl With Balloon painting. (PA)

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