• Banksy bidder still wants to pay $1.4M for shredded art

    6 days ago - By New York Post

    The winning bidder who ponied up $1.4 million at a Sotheby's auction for a painting by reclusive street artist Banksy - only to see it self-destruct moments after the hammer fell - will go through with her pricey purchase, the auction house said Thursday. Shortly after bidding closed on the spray paint-on-canvas piece titled “Girl...
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  • Sale on for Banksy painting that self-destructed at auction

    Sale on for Banksy painting that self-destructed at auction

    6 days ago - By National Post

    LONDON - Sotheby's says the winning bidder for a Banksy painting that self-destructed during an auction last week has decided to go through with the purchase.
    The auction house says a female European collector was the successful bidder who offered 1.04 million pounds for “Girl With Balloon.” Just after the hammer came down, and to the shock of those in the saleroom, the bottom half of the work passed through a shredder concealed in the frame.
    Sotheby's said Thursday the painting has been retitled “Love is in the Bin” and authenticated by Banksy's Pest Control agency.
    Alex Branczik, head of...
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  • Sale on for Banksy painting that self-destructed at auction

    6 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    LONDON - Sotheby's says the winning bidder for a Banksy painting that self-destructed during an auction last week has decided to through with the purchase. The auction house says a female European collector was the successful bidder who offered 1.04 million pounds for “Girl With Balloon.” Just after the hammer came down, and to...
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