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Banksy shows how he shredder installed

The artist Banksy shows how he was a year ago, the shredder in the list of a work of art, clogged, ‘for if it is ever to be sold at auction’. When his work ‘Girl with Balloon’ for 1.1 million euros under the hammer went, came the shredder in action.

The guests of the auction house Sotheby’s in London knew not what they saw, when a painting of Banksy suddenly itself began to shred. “We are just gebanksyd,” says Alex Branczik, the director of Sotheby’s.

In a video on his Instagram late Banksy images of the auction, and also the time in which the work is fragmented. ‘The urge to destroy is also a creative urge’, the video to read a quote of Picasso.

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. “The urge to destroy is also a creative urge” – Picasso

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The auction house is not sure what this means for the sale. “We have never before experienced and are trying to figure out what the auction means,” said Branczik. Because the work is now of course piece. All is that according to some art experts are not so bad, because the fabric strips may still be worth more by the action of Banksy. Whether the buyer agrees, is not yet published. ‘About that, we are still in conversation. The buyer is as surprised as we are,’ said Branczik.


Banksy is known for his provocative anonymous actions. He became known as a street artist by his unannounced humorous, haunting, politically tinged work.

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