b]the Shopper painting has not abandoned the acquisition after its partial destruction.
The customer of paintings by British street artist Banksy Girl with balloon – works, which self-destructed after it was sold at the auction – decided not to abandon the acquisition of the product.
This is stated in the message of the auction house Sotheby’s.
After partial destruction of the painting was given a new name – Love in a trash can. The cost remains at $ 1.4 million.
“When I heard the hammer (auction host) and the work was cut into pieces, at first I was shocked, but gradually began to realize that in the end I get a piece of art history” – gives the auction house the words of a girl, whose name is not called.
Girl with ball was sold at auction on October 5, but right after trading half of the canvas was cut picture frame hidden in a shredder.
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At Sotheby’s, to whom the work belonged to since 2006, claim they didn’t know about hidden in the painting device. The auction house suggested that to activate the mechanism could a person present in the room at the auction. It is possible that this might be Banksy himself.