Partially shredded Banksy painting to go back on sale

Partially shredded Banksy painting to go back on sale

A canvas by British artist Banksy, which was partially shredded moments after selling at auction in 2018, will go back under the hammer next month, Sotheby’s said on Friday. The artwork — now called “Love is in the Bin” — will be offered for sale by the London auction house on October 14, with an estimated selling price of £4-6 million ($6-8 million, 5-7 million euros). The painting, originally entitled “Girl with Balloon”, sold for nearly £1.1 million at the same location in October 2018 and is now being resold by the unnamed collector who purchased it. The canvas unexpectedly passed through a shredder hidden in the large Victorian-style frame moments after bidding ended, partially destroying it and stunning the art world. The prank was orchestrated by the elusive and irreverent Banksy, whose identity is said to be known to only a handful of friends. “That surreal evening three years ago, I became the accidental — but very privileged — owner of ‘Love is in the Bin’,” the collecto
A canvas by British artist Banksy, which was partially shredded moments after selling at auction in 2018, will go back under the hammer next month, Sotheby’s said on Friday. The artwork — now called “Love is in the Bin” — will be offered for sale by the London auction house on October 14, with an estimated selling price of £4-6 million ($6-8 million, 5-7 million euros). The painting, originally entitled “Girl with Balloon”, sold for nearly £1.1 million at the same location in October 2018 and is now being resold by the unnamed collector who purchased it. The canvas unexpectedly passed through a shredder hidden in the large Victorian-style frame moments after bidding ended, partially destroying it and stunning the art world. The prank was orchestrated by the elusive and irreverent Banksy, whose identity is said to be known to only a handful of friends. “That surreal evening three years ago, I became the accidental — but very privileged — owner of ‘Love is in the Bin’,” the collecto