Banksy’s painting Girl With Balloon is one of the best-known works of Banksy. The painting is a reproduction of the original image that was painted on a building in East London back in 2002. The worth of the re-painted and framed version of Girl with Baloon grew by 20% each year. Finally, this Friday, the painting was sold for a staggering amount of a little bit more than $1 million. Moments later a shredder started destroying the painting.
One of the most famous works of Banksy – a world renowned artist – is a Girl With Balloon which originally appeared in East London in 2002
The image was re-painted and framed. Consequently, its worth started growing by 20% each year
According to some sources, the shredding mechanism was triggered by a remote control. “It appears we just got Banksy-ed”, says one representative of the auction
The incident quickly made its way to the press and the worth of the shredded painting actually went up to $2 million
Below, see the video that Banksy uploaded himself in which you can see the preparation few years prior to the auction