Bansky’s $1.4 Million Painting Shredded Itself — But Why?

You’ve heard it all by now: Bansky’s infamous ‘Girl With Balloon’ painting was sold at an auction for a whopping $1.4 million. The second the settlement was fine and people clambered on about the iconic piece, it began to shred itself inch by inch. People were in shock and stunned into silence.

It seems that Bansky himself had a front row seat to the auction.

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Going, going, gone…

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Bansky is a no-face vigilante who has tons of pieces striking a conversation about issues such as environmental, political, and socioeconomic issues. He tags spaces that he does not have a permit for, and they usually are worth millions. Most business and property owners don’t cover it up… Some have even tried to remove the wall to put in a museum (which then caused another conversation: Should street art be put into a museum? Doesn’t that completely defeat the purpose?)

In lieu of the events, Bansky quotes Pablo Picasso on Instagram, “The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.”

He showed how this was done… Years in advance.

Many argue that this piece is worth even more money (probably not Bansky’s intention). The woman who bought the piece is going through with the bid and will keep it.

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