Banksy releases video of painting shredding stunt

Here is how Banksy shredded a painting worth £1million

When street artist Banksy destroyed one of his works of art last week seconds after it was sold at auction, he probably added to its value, with some experts suggesting it could now be worth double its original price. The buyer has no longer a print, one of many, of the "Girl with Balloon" but a unique Banksy performance piece.

Banksy himself posted an Instagram picture of shocked attendees watching the painting disintegrate, with the caption: "Going, going, gone".

"It appears we just got Banksy-ed", Alex Branczik, senior director and head of contemporary art, said in a statement on Sotheby's website. Onlookers stood petrified as the canvas passed through a shredder, operated by a remote-control mechanism, installed in the frame.

The bidding climbed to an extraordinary US$1.4 million, an amount that tied the artist's own auction record from 2008. In the years after World War II, German-born artist Gustav Metzger pioneered "auto-destructive art", creating paintings using acid that ate away the fabric beneath.

"It was a brilliant PR stunt", Offer Waterman, a dealer in 20th-century British art, who attended the art auction, told The New York Times.

After the incident on Friday, Banksy posted a video via Instagram that seemed to show how he set up a shredder in the painting.

Rocket's first stage lands back at launch site
A sonic boom is a sound associated with the shock waves from an aircraft or vehicle traveling faster than the speed of sound. LZ-4 is built on the former site of Space Launch Complex 4W, from which Titan rockets were previously launched.


Never had we seen such a scene during an auction.

Sotheby's did not release details on the buyer, but reports said the winning bid was made by telephone.

"The shredding is now part of the integral art work". English cited Robert Rauschenberg's "Erased De Kooning Drawing" - where the artist bought and obliterated the work of a peer - as somewhat of a precedent for Banksy's actions.

A work by the elusive street artist self-destructed in front of startled auction-goers on Friday, moments after being sold for 1.04 million pounds ($1.4 million).

Banksy rose to prominence through a series of graffiti pieces that appeared on buildings across the country, marked by deeply satirical undertones.

Related News:



Most liked

Limerick council convenes Severe Weather Assessment Team as Storm Callum approaches
An orange weather warning will be in place for all coastal counties from 10pm, and will be valid until tomorrow morning. While heavy rain is expected to continue into the Saturday, the wind is now believed to ease off by Friday evening.

Next Summit With N. Korea's Kim to Be After Nov. US Elections
Senior North Korean officials including sports minister Kim Il-guk and foreign affairs minister Ri Su-yong were also at the game. Religious agencies have said they number in the few hundreds to about 4,000. "They do nothing without our approval".

Verizon retains exclusive on Google's Pixel 3
Google has revealed its third flagship Pixel smartphones at an event in NY alongside a new tablet and smart home products. Google also introduced a new device called Home Hub that pairs a small display screen with an internet-connected speaker.

Kanye West Goes On 10-Minute Rant During White House Visit
He also praised President Donald Trump as the embodiment of " male energy " and someone on a " hero's journey ". West chipped in to say "Only after, it would have to be 2024". "We do need reform".

Pakistan 45-3 at close against Australia
Shaun Marsh of Australia walks from the pitch after being dismissed by Bilal Asif of Pakistan during day three of the first test. The Test series will be followed by a three-match T20I series (Abu Dhabi, October 24, and Dubai, October 26 and October 28).

EPL: Moyes reveals what Manchester United will do to Mourinho
Mourinho also made a gesture with his right hand while speaking, pointing with his little finger. Manchester United's comeback win against Newcastle last weekend saved Mourinho's job.

Melania Trump's menswear look in Africa inspires some praise - but mostly memes
In an ideal world, the focus would be on the First Lady's initiatives and what she said and did, rather than what she was wearing. Melania Trump , no stranger to sartorial controversy , is facing criticism for a hat she wore during her solo trip to Africa.

The Dishonesty of Susan Collins
Collins' claims to be a moderate but that her speech impressed him with its thoroughness and thoughtfulness. Collins, one of the few pro-choice Republicans in the Senate, has asserted that Kavanaugh considers Roe v.

FACT CHECK: 'Got Another Friend Request from You' Facebook Warning
Facebook shut down Paper, a stand-alone iOS app that was part News Feed, part newsreader, in 2016, two years after its launch. Ignore the message that is going viral in FB Messenger right now.

Intel reveals '9th gen' Core i5, i7 and i9 performance processors
Similarly, video editing with Adobe Premiere is up to 34 percent and 97 percent faster respectively, as per Intel's own testing. AnandTech has a rundown of all the new Z390 motherboards if you need help selecting the flawless option for your new build.

Jesus not happy Guardiola picked Mahrez to take crucial penalty
Guardiola defended Mahrez, who missed a great chance to win the game when he blasted an 86th minute penalty over the bar. Nevertheless, the second half started with more objective by both the teams and they got many chances to win the game.

Tua Tagovailoa throws four touchdowns in first half
Tagovailoa has thrown one more touchdown pass (18) than Greg McElroy threw in Alabama's entire 2009 national championship season. Alabama receiver Jerry Jeudy looked like the fastest player on the field as he caught 4 passes for 135 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Ronaldo among first nominees for Ballon d’Or award
England only have one representative on the list in Harry Kane while Gareth Bale is also among the nominees. The last victor outside of the superhuman pair is Kaka, the Brazilian playmaker who won the prize in 2007.

Fulham 1 - 5 Arsenal: 5 star performance for Iwobi
Following the game, Keown appears to have criticised Ozil for missing the game and stated that Arsenal did not miss the ex-Germany worldwide .

Pep Guardiola is the world’s best manager, says Jurgen Klopp
Guardiola admitted after the game that his team were deeper than usual as they controlled Liverpool's rapid forward line expertly. Up and down they ( Liverpool ) are the best team in the world in these transitions, offensive, defensive, it is built for that.