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WATCH | Banksy says auction house wasn't aware that 'Girl with Balloon' artwork was going to be shredded

Banksy posted a video, entitled Shred the Love (the director's cut), in which he showed a shredder being fitted to the frame of the painting.

Published: 18th October 2018 05:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2018 05:57 PM   |  A+A-

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Artist Banksy's 'Girl with Balloon' pictured here with the before and after it was shredded images. (Photo | Twitter)

By ANI

LONDON: Renowned street artist Banksy has put a full stop to all the conjectures and clarified that the auction house was not aware of the art-shredding prank.

After the anonymous British artist self-destructed one of his most iconic artworks, 'Girl with Balloon', some art experts had questioned how it was possible to pull the stunt off without Sotheby's (auction house) knowledge.

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Banksy on Thursday took to Instagram to answer the questions. "Shredding the Girl and Balloon - the Director's cut. Some people think it didn't really shred. It did. Some people think the auction house were in on it, they weren't," read the post.

On his website, Banksy posted a video, entitled Shred the Love (the director's cut), in which he showed a shredder being fitted to the frame of the painting. It also shows the moment of partial destruction and the 'shocking' expression of the crowd present at the auction.

A mysterious artist from Bristol, Banksy has become one of the world's best-known artists. He rose to fame with graffiti that appeared on buildings across the UK, often marked by deeply satirical undertones.



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