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Artist Banksy Shreds His Painting Moments After It’s Sold For 1.4 Million

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…”

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Going, going, gone…

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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.

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