Banksy has posted a video to his web site during which he implies the shredding of his “Lady With Balloon” at a Sotheby’s public sale in London was purported to have been full.
As an alternative, the canvas was solely partially shredded after the hammer got here down on a successful bid of $1.four million, to the shock of the gang. The public sale home says the successful bidder determined to purchase it anyway at that value.
A lot has been made about whether or not the famously nameless artist had supposed to maintain a minimum of a part of the canvas intact. That raised hypothesis that the stunt would solely improve the portray’s worth.
Within the video posted Tuesday, Banksy exhibits himself setting up the shredding mechanism inside a body. On the finish, the video notes: “In rehearsals it labored each time…”
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