KXIP vs KKR Live Score

A painting by mysterious British artist Banksy shred itself into pieces at the moment it sold for more than 1 million pounds at a London auction on Friday.

On Friday however a print of Girl with Balloon met a fateful end when after the gavel went down announcing the piece had been sold for just over £1 million, it began to shred.

So when one of his famous paintings got resold into an auction for $1.4 million, he devised a devious frame that shredded the painting automatically after it got sold to the highest bidder.

Banksy - whose previous stunts include Dismaland, the "family theme park unsuitable for children" in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset - has refused to reveal his identity.

Nor is this the first prank that Banksy has played on the public.

A video on his official Instagram page shows the device being installed, and says: "A few years ago I secretly built a shredder into a painting..."

While Banksy's stunt has been called a conceptual master stroke, pulling it off was no easy task. In 2013, he established a booth in a NY market where he sold his original works for $60 (N21,810).

That's the elephant in the room, the idea that was the auction house in or it or not?

Why Mental Health of Youngsters Should Be Taken Seriously
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has defined "mental health" as being "more than the absence of mental illnesses". The tips below are universal principles created to support a diverse range of people across a range of workplaces.

The famed anonymous artist pulled off one his most subversive stunts yet when a copy of his "Girl with Balloon" auto-shredded after being purchased at auction.

Never had we seen such a scene during an auction.

The spray paint and acrylic work on canvas and mounted on board - which was created in 2006 after first appearing as a mural in East London - depicted a girl reaching out toward a bright red, heart-shaped balloon.

Banksy works, like Monkey Queen, continue to be widely appreciated - and sought after.

Julien's Auctions have said that the piece is perfectly safe as are other Banksy pieces open to bidding.

"What he did is really shocking, in a good way", Koukjian said.

But Scott Hove, a California artist who collaborated with Banksy on his "Dismayland" installation, said Banksy broke new ground in demolishing his own work at auction with no advance warning.


COMMENTS