Just after the painting was sold on October 5 for $1.37 million, an alarm sounded and then the canvas began sliding through the bottom of the frame, emerging in shreds as those in attendance watched in disbelief. The buyer is a female collector from Europe, the auction house said.
Apparently unfazed by the self-destruction of a Banksy painting she had paid over $1 million to buy at a Sotheby's auction, the winning bidder has said she she will nonetheless go ahead with the purchase.
A post on Banksy's official Instagram account showed the moment with the words "Going, going, gone".
But seconds after the hammer fell, a shredder secretly built into the work's frame cut the bottom half of the painting into pieces.
It might now be worth "more than two million euros", he suggested.
The European woman who bought the piece, who does not want to be named, said: "At first I was shocked, but I realised I would end up with my own piece of art history".
Crew member dies after fall on set of Mister Rogers movie
Police said shooting of the movie, provisionally titled " You Are my Friend ", was halted while they investigated the fatal fall. Rogers, who died in 2003, was the subject of the documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor" released earlier this year.
Musk denies James Murdoch taking over as Tesla's Chairman
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Hazard wants Mourinho reunion
Ahead of Chelsea's clash with Manchester United and former coach, Jose Mourinho , Eden Hazard has said he would have no problem in working for the Special One again.
Today, October 11, Sotheby's fueled the continued, gripping saga of Banksy's recent stunt, where he deployed the self-destruction of a 2006 painting of his, just as the gavel banged down on its $1.3 million sale.
The buyer said the creation of the work was a seminal event.
Sotheby's claimed to have been surprised by Friday's auction prank, but some art experts have questioned how it was possible to pull it off without their knowledge, especially seeing how post-auction they have willingly embraced the act of destruction.
The auction house has not revealed the identity of the new owner, saying only that she is a "long-standing client of Sotheby's".
Red Sox: 1B Mitch Moreland had what Cora called aggressive treatment on his right hamstring, which forced him from Game 2. Boone said Hicks was doing "significantly better", and sitting him was a much more hard decision than it was Saturday.
Israel accuses the enclave's rulers Hamas of leading the protests and using them as a cover for attacks. Diesel fuel funded by Qatar and had been transferred this week from Israel into power plants in Gaza.
And immigration activists got in his face on more than one occasion this summer over the White House's family separation policy. Heitkamp appears to have been distancing herself from the former presidential candidate whom she praised and endorsed in 2016.
Although the drop was unusually large, the stock market has been on a historic run of gain since the president's inauguration. Trump, however, pointed to the Federal Reserve System's recent decisions to raise interest rates as the more likely culprit.
If the Waffle House hasn't reopened after the storm, FEMA considers that a sign that the area has experienced major devastation. And she estimated that it would take the same amount of time to fix the damage - possibly months or even a year.
People drive along a damaged road in the aftermath of hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla ., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. So far, at least two deaths have been attributed to the storm, but vast swaths of property were levelled.
Still, it's hugely exciting to learn that Black Panther 2 is now official, and that Coogler will be back to oversee things. Ryan Coogler ( Creed , Fruitvale Station ) directed from a screenplay he wrote with Joe Robert Cole (The People v.
He has been on the outs with the Trump administration for months as a result of his fraud and campaign finance probe. Michael Cohen , President Trump's longtime former personal attorney, has switched parties to become a Democrat.
Gareth Southgate must find a way to coax this goalscoring form out of Sterling in order to help England reach the next level. To put it simply, England do not create enough chances through their midfield.
Federer failed to make an impact on Coric's serve, losing the match in straight sets without creating a single break point. He banged his racket to the ground, then gave it another swipe before tossing the mangled implement into the crowd.
Connecitivity-wise, the Galaxy A9 2018 comes with a USB Type-C port and, to our surprise yet again, a 3.5mm headphone jack. There's another new Samsung Galaxy phone trying to grab your attention and this one comes with a very unique feature.
HMD Global to launch Nokia 3.1 Plus today in India
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11 baby corpses found in ceiling of funeral home
A cadaver dog from Michigan State Police checked the rest of the building and did not find any more remains, police said. The current owner, Naveed Syed, let them inside, and they found boxes and small casket in the ceiling, Bowser said .
You'll Soon Be Able To Talk To Your Android Lockscreen
Does Super Res Zoom deliver on that tall order? Few phones have suffered so much criticism in the build up to an unveiling. As usual, the Pixel phones focus heavily on Google's search engine, maps, digital assistant and YouTube video service.
Turkey Says Saudis Not Cooperating In Missing Journalist Probe
Turkish security sources say they have proof that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul . An outspoken critic of the Saudi government, Khashoggi published work in Western media outlets including the Washington Post.
Indonesia's grim search for disaster dead draws to a close
It struck the island of New Britain this morning, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there is now a threat of a tsunami. Memorials will be constructed in hard-hit neighborhoods such as Balaroa and Petobo, he said at a news conference in Jakarta .
UN Ambassador Haley resigning
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Does an AVENGERS 4 Toy Reveal Details About the Plot?
Do you guy this $15 million figure and if so, do you think it's a good one for Johansson and the eventual Black Widow film? THR also says that actors typically get a bonus depending on the film's performance at the box office.