Banksy Artwork Self - Destructs!

  • 10th October 2018 to 31st October 2018

Quoting Picasso, Banksy has

released a video showing how he secretly built a shredder into the painting

which made headlines around the world when it self destructed at an

auction last week.


color:black">Onlookers at Sotheby's in London were stunned when, just moments

after selling for more than £1m, the Girl With Balloon painting shredded in

front of them, coming out of the bottom of the frame in strips. Now, Banksy has

revealed how he did it. 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…


case it was ever put up for auction…"


does not show how the shredder was activated, but it is thought to have been

achieved through a remotely activated mechanism within the frame. One of Banksy's

best-known images, Girl with Balloon was one of the star attractions at

Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Sale. The artwork was signed and dedicated and

the vendor acquired it from the artist in 2006, the auction house said. Following

the shredding, Alex Branczik, Sotheby's senior director, said: "It appears

we just got Banksy-ed."