Banksy art sells for $1.4 million then self-destructs
A Banksy stencil spray painting triples its auction estimate and becomes a record for the elusive artists. However, seconds after it was officially sold, the piece runs through a shredder hidden in the frame.
Banksy’s playful take on a famous Impressionist painting has sold at auction for 7.6 million pounds ($9.8 million), the second-highest price ever paid for a work by the British street artist.
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“Show Me the Monet” sold to an unidentified bidder at Sotheby’s in London on Wednesday evening, surpassing its upper pre-sale estimate of 5 million pounds.
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In the 2005 work, Banksy added abandoned shopping carts and an orange traffic cone to Claude Monet’s image of water lilies in his garden at Giverny.