Monday, 10 December, 2018

Saville painting sets auction record for a living female artist

Banksy has revealed footage of him hiding a shredder in the Girl with Balloon frameMore Banksy has revealed footage of him hiding a shredder in the Girl with Balloon frameMore
Herman Weaver | 11 October, 2018, 17:31

The Bristol-based street artist revealed last night he had put the shredder into the frame as a fail safe if it was ever auctioned.

The work was one of several hundred copies of Banksy's iconic Girl with Balloon.

Banksy took to social media following the shredding, posting a snap of the moment with the caption "going, going gone".

"Girl With Balloon", which depicts a small child reaching up toward a heart-shaped red balloon, was originally stenciled on a wall in east London and has been endlessly reproduced, becoming one of Banksy's best-known images. The video is captioned with a quote by the Spanish artist Picasso, who had said the urge to destroy was also a creative urge. Onlookers stood petrified as the canvas passed through a shredder, operated by a remote-control mechanism, installed in the frame.

The Banksy painting that self-destructed after being sold for $1.1 million has reportedly doubled in value after the controversial stunt. "Other copies of the painting have been auctioned over the years".

BANKSY may have just been pictured with speculation growing that the mysterious street artist was snapped observing his self destructing canvas at Sotheby's.

A shadowy figure purported to be Banksy in a scene from the film Exit Through The Gift Shop.

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One thing is for sure, the painting may be "damaged" but the art event will go down in art history, and the price may soar as a result.

According to the study conducted MyArtBroker.com, 52 percent of people think Banksy is a collective of individuals, all using his trademark tag on their work.

AUCTION HOUSE: Sotheby's in London auctioned the artwork shredded by Banksy recently.

She said Banksy would have known all along what effect the stunt would have on the value of his work, and it was part of his ongoing exploration of the commercialisation of art.

The auction house said it was "in discussion about next steps" with the buyer, whose identity was not disclosed. Nor is this the first prank that Banksy has played on the public.

"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.

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