See Banksy Reveal How He Made Shredder Frame for Infamous Art Stunt

12 October, 2018, 03:43 | Author: Donna Miller
  • Banksy's 'self destructing painting' the 'PR stunt of the year'

Although he is one of the world's best-known contemporary artists, Banksy has always had a mixed relationship with fame, even anonymously. His name is Banksy and he thinks that art should not be prostituted by capitalism.

The work was shredded by a mechanism placed at the bottom of the frame of the canvas.

Of course, the auction house is already trying to spin this in their favour: "We are busy figuring out what this means in an auction context", Branczik told The Art Newspaper.

Branczik says the new work is "the first in history to have been created live during an auction".

The spray-painted canvas "Girl With Balloon" went under the hammer at Sotheby's in London, fetching more than three times its pre-sale estimate and equaling a record price for the artist.

The elusive artist also uploaded a now-deleted Instagram post showing him installing the shredder into the frame, according to the Daily Mail.

"You could argue that the work is now more valuable", he continued.

"We've been Banksy-ed", he added.

Art experts attempted to warn and dissuade people on social media against damaging their Banksy pieces after receiving initial enquiries who wanted to increase their value.

Midterm elections in wake of Kavanaugh confirmation
Christine Blasey Ford , who claimed that he held her down and assaulted her at a party when they were in high school. Seventeen of the races on the ballot are for open seats with no incumbent: 14 in the House and three in the Senate.

Steelers' Antonio Brown faces two lawsuits in Florida
The wide receiver is also the subject of a second lawsuit from his landlord over damage sustained to the apartment unit. One of the vases shattered when it hit the ground - about 2 feet from the child, TMZ reported, citing the lawsuit.

Hurricane Michael Barrels Toward Florida as Category 4 Storm
Florida Governor Rick Scott said earlier that Michael was expected to make landfall as a Category 3 storm as soon as Wednesday. Following Hurricane Irma past year , 14 people died when a South Florida nursing home lost power and air conditioning.

The auction house identified the buyer - who will keep the piece - as a female European collector and long-standing client of Sotheby's.

Conspiracy theories abound: who was in on the jaw-dropping stunt?

Professor Young also suspects that Sotheby's and potentially both the buyer and seller were in on the joke.

On Oct. 5 in London, seconds after the Sotheby's hammer came down on the sale of a Banksy painting for the equivalent of $1.4 million, the crowd heard a repeated beeping, nearly as though a tiny truck were backing up, and as Girl with Balloon slipped through the bottom, now shredded, onlookers gasped.

Ultimately the much talked about moment retains a glorious ambiguity: was it a statement on the ephemeral nature of value that backfired that inadvertently pushed a subversive artist's work further into the realm of commodity? "If he was a lesser artist, he would have destroyed the art's value".

Despite the theories however, Banksy's cloak of mystique remains intact for the public.

The original painting Girl With Balloon sold for a record £1.04 million - but then.

"However, when Banksy does something insane like shredding his own artwork, it will naturally have a dramatic affect on values". However, as noted, the broker estimated it was worth just one pound in its shredded condition.

Recommended:



Popular

Rare, polio-like illness detected in Pittsburgh area
It's so rare that less than one in a million will get AFM, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention . Three cases were reported in 2017, and one other case was reported in Washington since the beginning of 2018.

WWE Under Pressure To Sever Ties With Saudi Arabia After Murder Allegations?
The Khashoggi incident might make it very hard for the Trump administration to win congressional approval for arms sales to the Saudis.

Lady Gaga Speaks Out About the International Mental Health Crisis
One of these is the pressing question of mental health and how our population is coping with it. We can not afford to wait five years, which feels like a lifetime to a young child.

How Diego Costa reacted to Chelsea legend, John Terry’s retirement
Rodgers is among the front-runners for the vacancy at Villa Park following the sacking of Steve Bruce last week after two years in charge.

Hubble trouble: Deep space telescope in ‘safe mode’ after mechanical fail
The remaining three are technically enhanced and therefore expected to have significantly longer operational lives. The Hubble Space Telescope had to be placed into safe mode after it encountered a major issue on Friday, Oct. 5.

The problem is bigger than Susan Collins
She said ME needs "someone who's not entrenched in the old way of doing things". "We appreciate his vote for Judge Kavanaugh". Nearly $3.4 million has so far been raised by more than 115,000 people through the campaign "Either Sen".

Dow Drops 275 Points Because Everyone Is Afraid of Something
The benchmark index fell for the fifth straight day, which hadn't happened since just before the 2016 presidential election. Traditional conglomerates CBS, Disney and Comcast all shed 3% of their value, while tech issues booked bigger losses.

Tropical Depression Fourteen Forms Overnight, Possible Threat To Florida Panhandle
Rick Scott already declared a state of emergency in 26 counties in the northern part of the state on Sunday. Thankfully, Michael will be nothing like Florence for the Carolinas, but it will still bring wind and rain.

Turkish Official: Saudis Used Bone Saw to Dismember Body of Jamal Khashoggi
Last month, a Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi , reportedly went missing inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. The team is said to include a Saudi special forces officer, members of the royal guard and a senior forensics expert.

Heat still interested in Jimmy Butler who practices with Wolves
It is unclear if Butler made his full-time return to the Timberwolves season or just proved a point of some kind in the practice. Minnesota moved to amend the framework of the trade and talks collapsed on Saturday, league sources said.