Banksy artwork self-destructs after selling at auction for £1m

  • Published on:  10/6/2018
  • Girl With Balloon, a well-known Banksy artwork, is the final item in an auction at Sotheby’s in London. Shortly after selling for £1.04m, the canvas passes through a shredder installed in the bottom of the frame
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  • Japan Living (Oct 6, 2018)

    Haha troll level = INFINITY

  • AwesomeBlackDude (Oct 13, 2018)

    +Hanareum the auction house 🏡 is now claiming it worth 10x even more, so I called it correctly. 😁

  • Atila H (Oct 13, 2018)

    +Hanareum you need to get shooted

  • a b (Oct 7, 2018)

    When you got so much cash you don't know what to do with it

  • ILLUMINAT3D (Oct 6, 2018)

    *Try explaining this to an alien visitor.*

  • Craig Anthony (Oct 22, 2018)


  • Dank Scrote (Oct 11, 2018)

    This comment is really irrelevant

  • PrimeDay (Oct 6, 2018)

    The whole point of this is “there are children in the world starving to death and you just spent a million on a picture. This is what you get.” 😂

  • Sharif Aidarus (Oct 11, 2018)

    Yeetis will do boss!

  • Sharif Aidarus (Oct 11, 2018)

    name if you were in a tough situation I’d still help you.

  • Tiger H. Lore (Oct 7, 2018)

    Banksy destroys an art piece to screw over the rich; but the rich love it. Now the art piece will make them even richer.

  • Micky W (Oct 11, 2018)

    Tiger H. Lore hell yeah

  • irresistablejewel (Oct 10, 2018)

    @ndica I have to offer a correction. It seems the sale was actually completed and (according to "The Guardian") ... Sotheby’s said in a statement to the Financial Times: “We have talked with the successful purchaser who was surprised by the story. We are in discussion about next steps.” By the way, some commentators (not you) do not seem to understand the difference between "street art" and "graffiti" ... graffiti is just writing; usually more stylish than "tagging"...

  • Jordan Rae (Oct 6, 2018)

    Itll be worth even more now

  • Jett Newton (Oct 9, 2018)

    Thomas Wepfer and when someone buys it for 2m it will just explodeBut the ashes will be sold for 1bil

  • Kaot!c Xeno (Oct 9, 2018)

    +Ana Melona heeellll yeeah

  • Frank Burns (Oct 6, 2018)

    'The price of everything and the value of nothing...'

  • Frank Burns (Oct 10, 2018)

    True...I agree with you...but Love isn't 'tangible.' The quote from Wilde refers to material acquisitions? Then again...maybe not.

  • johnson99quinton (Oct 10, 2018)

    Love is the opposite, it costs nothing and it’s value is everything.

  • Nathan White (Oct 7, 2018)

    And I thought I was stupid for wasting money on no mans sky

  • Taya U (Oct 10, 2018)

    Underrated comment.

  • Nes D (Oct 10, 2018)

    Your life needs an update, NMS next, is awesome

  • 「 OKAY 」 (Oct 6, 2018)

    I don't understand why Banksy keeps getting called a hack, he never asked for the media circus around his work. It's the people who tear down graffiti-ridden walls to sell off at auction and the idiots who buy them that are worthless.

  • Superbed3 (Oct 11, 2018)

    Human Cancerbag I assume you mean yourself.

  • Human Cancerbag (Oct 11, 2018)

    +Superbed3 when you dont get it. Baaa baaa said the sheep

  • Dante Murch (Oct 6, 2018)

    This is the first "postmodern" art piece to actually be of real value.

  • Dante Murch (Oct 9, 2018)

    +SeanNotConnery They virtually monolithically claim to be socialists too. It is difficult even to make fun of this mess.