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

  • Published on: December 6 Okt 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 frameSubscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressubSupport the Guardian ► https://theguardian.com/sup...The Guardian ► https://www.theguardian.comThe Guardian YouTube network:The Guardian ► www.youtube.com/theguardianOwen Jones talks ► http://bit.ly/subsowenjonesGuardian Football ► http://is.gd/guardianfootballGuardian Sport ► http://bit.ly/GDNsportGuardian Culture ► http://is.gd/guardiancultureGuardian Science and Tech ► http://is.gd/guardiantech
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COMMENTS: 40

  • VOY A CAMBIAR MI PUTA VIDA Life Change Challenge

    After the hammer hit, the man is pressing the button under the table to switch on the self-desctruction mode. If you watch the video at Bnksy`s Instagram you Will see it clear. It´s just a show. Banksy is a genius, but not a genius artist. He is a genius of marketing and sellings.

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    DONALD TRUMP, WE ALL LOVE HIM OF COURSE, SAID BANKSY BORROWED HIS SHREDDER FOR THIS STUNT. DONALD IS THE MOST WITTIEST WORLD LEADER EVER!! WE NEED MORE LIKE HIM!! WE LOVE YOU DONALD!! 4 MORE YEARS!!!!4 MORE YEARS!!!!

  • mattie carter
    mattie carter   2 months ago

    Truly an artistic statement 👏👏👏👏👏👏 Bravo

  • Boxkicker34
    Boxkicker34   2 months ago

    Did anyone ever consider there is a second print inside the frame that dropped down through the shredder and the other print simply rolled up at the bottom.

  • Lin Vega
    Lin Vega   2 months ago

    yall ever been to a museum? the display is part of the art, performance is part of the art, the entire thing is part of the art

  • Gabriel Galang
    Gabriel Galang   2 months ago

    Wait I don't get it!! When did it self destruct??

  • Nick
    Nick   2 months ago

    A prank is a prank no matter how many people helped coordinate it.

  • Nick
    Nick   2 months ago

    People are so mad. Im not sure what they are trying to prove. Like call it fake or set up. I mean what all pranks are set up. And what is a fake prank anyways. Unless everyone in the auction knew that was going to happen but judging from the reaction. Im guessing very few knew it was going to shred.

  • PlanetJigobotTV
    PlanetJigobotTV   2 months ago

    Actually Banksy should be liable for damages.... If I sell you a car I can't destroy it after you pay for it...

  • enrique Santana
    enrique Santana   2 months ago

    Am I the only one that wanted to rip off the hanging pieces of paper 🤔

  • Cerridwen Dragon
    Cerridwen Dragon   2 months ago

    I love how the video doesn't actually SHOW the picture being shreddedYou'd think Banksy would have hired someone to covertly make sure the whole thing was filmed -_-

  • Thatguyinthathat. s
    Thatguyinthathat. s   2 months ago

    What gains more value than gold, diamonds, even stocks... etc. Art.... People who are buying these pieces are doing it as investments. Folks mocking the buyers... need to understand that whoever bought this will double or triple his money in a few years and laugh all the way to the bank.

  • Adrian Chihuahua
    Adrian Chihuahua   2 months ago

    Good thats what they tryn to make money off someone else's 🖼

  • Great value bleach
    Great value bleach   2 months ago

    Auctionier: and its sold!!!Painter killed paintingPainter has been banned from the server for life

  • Giratina
    Giratina   2 months ago

    Guess that painting didn’t like who bought it

  • Samantha Malboeuf
    Samantha Malboeuf   2 months ago

    How did it get ruined It looks to me that it just feel out the frame plz comment what’s ruined on it

  • Jetrules231
    Jetrules231   2 months ago

    That was a shitty thing to do. It wouldn’t be too funny if it was you

  • Justin Githens
    Justin Githens   2 months ago

    How would something still have a charge on it... how can anyone fall for this. 3 years later and it’s able to still self destruct on cue... people are gullible.

  • Morgan Freeman
    Morgan Freeman   2 months ago

    It showed him making the shredder frame then kept posting untill it got put in that auction

  • Nes D
    Nes D   2 months ago

    How does he manage to install his art pieces in that gallery?

  • s3xyScorp
    s3xyScorp   2 months ago

    Nice prank,,but FAKEWhy is the top paper White and botom Darker?Why is there bend in the botom papers edge?Why didnt the paper went all the way thru?Fake as Tramps hair !

  • SirBigSpur06
    SirBigSpur06   2 months ago

    It'll probably be worth more now. Backfire.

  • Phu2Cool
    Phu2Cool   2 months ago

    That painting is 1 million dollars?what’s wrong with them