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Banksy Suggests Painting Was Supposed To Be Completely Destroyed

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Published on October 18, 2018 - Duration: 00:38s

Banksy Suggests Painting Was Supposed To Be Completely Destroyed

A Banksy painting "self-destructed" after selling at auction for $1.4 million last week, shocking the art world.

According to CNN, the anonymous artist has hinted that his plan didn't quite go as planned.

Cell phone recordings from the Sotheby's auction shows the artwork sliding into a shredder hidden inside its frame.

The painting came to an abrupt stop just past the halfway point of the picture running through the shredder.

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