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Genius!

Banksy artwork shreds itself after £1m sale at Sotheby's
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-45770028

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But is it still worth £1m+ ? :beard:
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I thought it was clever, but surprised they didnt have it out of the frame. The contract issues are going to keep someone busy, but you could say its just an evolved piece of art. Wonder how they will resolve it?
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I thought it was clever, but surprised they didnt have it out of the frame. The contract issues are going to keep someone busy, but you could say its just an evolved piece of art. Wonder how they will resolve it?
I don't think they would usually take a painting out of the frame unless they need to check authenticity, etc. I wonder if the original owner was contacted by Banksy before it went to auction and the shredder was added recently.

I doubt there's any comeback. And the buyer can display the shredded painting anyway.

Ah, The Guardian has a vid
https://www.theguardian.com/artandde...l-with-balloon

It looks like it was only partially shredded.
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how is that art lmao
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Now its 2x the worth :laugh:
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how is that art lmao
Banksy and graffiti is cool fam I see graffiti as art
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I hear Sothebys are completely cut up over it.
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I hear Sothebys are completely cut up over it.
:yep: Their reputation is in tatters.
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:yep: Their reputation is in tatters.
They're in a heap.
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i would be more impressed if Banky shredded all his money.
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i would be more impressed if Banky shredded all his money.
His excuses are wearing thin.
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Genius!
Yeah, it isn't though, is it? It's a pretty stupid and pointless stunt that just involves him in lying about what he was selling.

Everything the guy does is obvious and vapid.
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Robin does have a sense of humour.

Mind you, someone else persuaded someone to pay over £2m for an unmade bed.
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Yeah, it isn't though, is it? It's a pretty stupid and pointless stunt that just involves him in lying about what he was selling.

Everything the guy does is obvious and vapid.
In what way did he lie? And he wasn't the seller.

Obvious? Did you know he would do that? :beard;
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(Original post by Doonesbury)
Genius!

Banksy artwork shreds itself after £1m sale at Sotheby's
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-45770028



But is it still worth £1m+ ? :beard:
I know!! I belly laughed at this photo - just look at the faces! It's such a brilliant stunt. And can you imagine Banksy's sense of delight as he watched this auction, knowing what was going to happen at the end of it.

Magnificent. And such a clever commentary for me.
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In what way did he lie? And he wasn't the seller.
Assuming:

(1) that Banksy was involved in the stunt; and
(2) that those bidding were not made aware of this in advance,

it seems to me that it would be pretty hard to make a case that he has behaved in an honest manner.

What is absolutely baffling to me is that people think this is clever. So he partially destroyed some goods he created, after they were sold. Wow, what a deep reflection on modern society that is. He must be a really thoughtful and introspective soul to come up with something like that. Really makes you think, doesn't it?

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it's...something a year 1 pupil could draw.
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(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
I hear Sothebys are completely cut up over it.
(Original post by Doonesbury)
:yep: Their reputation is in tatters.
(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
They're in a heap.
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(Original post by TimmonaPortella)
Assuming:

(1) that Banksy was involved in the stunt; and
(2) that those bidding were not made aware of this in advance,

it seems to me that it would be pretty hard to make a case that he has behaved in an honest manner.

What is absolutely baffling to me is that people think this is clever. So he partially destroyed some goods he created, after they were sold. Wow, what a deep reflection on modern society that is. He must be a really thoughtful and introspective soul to come up with something like that. Really makes you think, doesn't it?

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“The auction result will only propel this further and given the media attention this stunt has received, the lucky buyer would see a great return on the £1.02m they paid last night.

“This is now part of art history in its shredded state and we’d estimate Banksy has added at a minimum 50% to its value, possibly as high as being worth £2m plus.”



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“The auction result will only propel this further and given the media attention this stunt has received, the lucky buyer would see a great return on the £1.02m they paid last night.

“This is now part of art history in its shredded state and we’d estimate Banksy has added at a minimum 50% to its value, possibly as high as being worth £2m plus.”
I didn't say that the stunt wouldn't stand to someone's financial benefit. I said it wasn't honest, or interesting.
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