Sotheby's European head of contemporary art, Alex Branczik said at the press conference after the incident happened: "We've just been Banksy'ed". One unfortunate art lover may have done just that after purchasing a Banksy piece at auction for that large lump sum, only to have the painting self-destruct moments after winning the bid war.
The price paid in London Friday evening for "Girl with Balloon" matched the artist's previous record at a 2008 auction for another work, Sotheby's said.
"In its shredded state, we'd estimate Banksy has added at a minimum 50 per cent to its value, possibly as high as being worth 2 million pounds".
Banksy is known as a prankster in the professional art world. It's one of his most famous and oldest pieces.
The clip shows a hooded figure putting the finishing touches on the device, before text appears on the screen saying: "In case it was ever put up for auction". The art suddenly ran through a shredder embedded in the frame, which left more than half the canvas hanging from the bottom in strips. "We have not experienced this situation in the past.where a painting spontaneously shredded, upon achieving a [near-] record for the artist".
The artist's identity has never been officially revealed, although, there has been a lot of speculation.
The purchaser is said to have been "surprised" after their newly acquired work was destroyed. Nor is this the first prank that Banksy has played on the public.
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