• The Girl with Balloon had an undisclosed shredder built into the frame, and started shredding immediately after the gavel on the auction, but stopped halfway through. The artist later claimed it was intended to shred the entire painting. Some reports say the now half-shredded paining is worth more than the auction sale price.
    • Linda Joy
      Well the buyer paid the price anyway! So apparently they think its worth it! I certainly never would have taken notice of it any other way!
  • never heard of it
    • Linda Joy
      I hadn't either until I learned about it.
  • Apparently after this the owner of another Banksy half shreaded it & got it re-valued. He wasn't happy to find out it was now worthless, turns out it only increases the value if Banksy does it!

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