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Banksy Painting Self-Destructs After Being Sold For 1.4 Million Dollars At Auction

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Published on October 6, 2018 - Duration: 00:39s

Banksy Painting Self-Destructs After Being Sold For 1.4 Million Dollars At Auction

According to a report by CNN, on Friday, Banksy, an artist already well-known for his stunts, may have pulled off his best prank yet, as one of his most iconic paintings self-destructed the moment it was sold at auction.

As soon as the gavel fell at Sotheby's auction house in London, Banksy's 'Girl with Balloon' was shredded by a hidden shredder in the painting's frame.

Alex Branczik, Sotheby's senior director of contemporary art, said in the news release, "It appears we just got Banksy-ed.

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Banksy Painting Self-Destructs After Being Sold For 1.4 Million Dollars At Auction

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