Why Banksy Made His Artwork Self-Destruct After Selling At Auction For £1M

Anonymous artist, vandal, political activist, Banksy artwork self-destructs after selling at auction for £1M 

banksy artworkGirl With Balloon, a well-known Banksy artwork, is the final item in an auction at Sotheby’s in London.

Shortly after selling for £1.04M, the canvas passed through a shredder installed in the bottom of the frame.

He later released this video on his Instagram page with a quote from Pablo Picasso that reads “The urge to destroy is also a creative urge”.

Some say the painting has lost its value, while others believe its value has gone up. What do you think?

 

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