Picture Banksy has self-destructed. Immediately after the sale for a million pounds at Sotheby's auction

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Picture Banksy has self-destructed. Immediately after the sale for a million pounds at Sotheby's auction

Immediately after the table hit it with a hammer, marking the sale of the painting Banksy "Girl with balloon" for the 1.04 million pounds (1.4 million dollars), earned built into the frame of the shredder and cut the picture. It was the last lot in the auction on 5 October. That there had been a high-tech prank. Banksy has repeatedly noticed, and in General it was known to all his fans that his work is not for sale. The event at the auction once again confirms this.

The Painting "Girl with ball" by the artist in 2006 on canvas, aerosol, acrylics, one of the most famous images of Banksy. At the auction the painting was exhibited in the author's frame.

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Painting Banksy has self-destructed

"looks Like we just got banksii" — quoted by Meduza, the head of the Department of modern and contemporary art auction Alex Branica. "Now we're trying to understand what it means in the context of the auction. Cutting is now a part of the work," he added.

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In the official Instagram account of Banksy (though the official I also believe fans of Banksy himself does not say) there was a picture from the auction, which show the process of cutting the picture, with the comment "Going, going, gone" ("going, going... gone"). These words in the auction represent the auction for the lot.

In 2011, with the participation (though indirectly, as the identity of Banksy is not confirmed) artist happened another strange thing at the auction. In January, the Internet was reported that eBay was exposed to an unusual item — a piece of paper with written on it the real name of Banksy. The seller is American, hiding under the pseudonym jaybuysthings. In the description of the lot he wrote the following:

"If you win this auction, I will send you by mail a piece of paper with Banksy's real name. I uncovered his identity, comparing data on sales of his works with tax records. More details I will not reveal. The winner of the auction will be the world's only person I'll ever share this information. The paper will list only the name and no more. I give you a 100 % guarantee that this is the most likely name Banksy. The previous auction was closed by eBay due to the fact that I was selling something "intangible". Now it is a physical object".

The Starting price was $ 3,000, but after 38 bids reached 999 999 dollars. Now a lot deleted for an unknown reason. He might have exposed himself Banksy or his accomplice.

In General, watch the film directed by Banksy — "Exit through the gift shop". And tell as you to our

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