World famous artist Banksy successfully trolls the world after his painting seemingly shreds itself moments after being sold for 1.4 million dollars at an auction.
Banksy is a living legend in the art world but the mysterious artist is also its number one troll and his latest stunt will go down in history along with all the others. At an auction at Sotheby’s in London on Friday Banksy’s famous ‘Girl With A Red Ballon’ painting was sold for $1.4 million. A few moments the later the painting starts sliding down into a built-in shredder within the frame.
Banksy posted the actual footage on Instagram with the caption “Going, going, gone…”
It helps that Banksy’s reputation depends on these grand stunts and at this point, it’s expected. Instead of being upset most people were impressed.
“It appears we just got Banksy-ed,” Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s senior director of contemporary art, said according to CNN.
In fact, people are speculating that the painting might actually be worth more now. But there’s no confirmation on whether that is true. It also hasn’t been confirmed whether or not the buyer forked over the 1.4 million or if he will even have to which has social media going crazy.
Check out what Influencers are saying about Banksy’s latest stunt.
Troll aspiration level: Banksy
— Mykie (@GlamandGore) October 6, 2018
I only just realised.
The person who bought the Banksy painting for $1 million that shredded itself is supposed to feel the same as the girl in the painting…..
Banksy is a genius. pic.twitter.com/CIaXgnOZu0
— JΛKE BUCKLEY 🇦🇺 (@TheMasterBucks) October 6, 2018
There is no one cooler than Banksy.
— Mike Falzone (@MikeFalzone) October 6, 2018
ok banksy now do kavanaugh
— E. Alex Jung (@e_alexjung) October 6, 2018
why y’all acting like banksy so revolutionary as if touring bands haven’t been selling shirts that turn into dust after 1 wash
— brendan murphy (@brendan905) October 6, 2018
I strongly believe Banksy is a coalition of very experienced, very cynical artists min-maxing the fine art market. https://t.co/8nZo9niyWu
— Iron Spike (@Iron_Spike) October 6, 2018
Banksy shredded a painting right after it sold at auction for $1.4 million? That’s nothing. With #KavanaughConfirmed by the Senate, they just shredded the Constitution.
— Keating Thomas (@keatingthomas) October 6, 2018
Sold for around 1.1m this banksy piece will now be worth twice that. pic.twitter.com/XbB47jsF1x
— Hector Rodriguez (@OpTicH3CZ) October 6, 2018
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