Banksy: New auction record for artist as shredded canvas Love Is In The Bin sells for £18.5m at Sotheby's

Banksy: New auction record for artist as shredded canvas Love Is In The Bin sells for £18.5m at Sotheby's

Banksy's Love Is In The Bin - the artwork that shredded itself after being sold in 2018 - has gone for £18.5m, a record for the artist at auction. Sotheby's said the "decommissioned, remote controlled shredding mechanism" was still in the frame. The piece was originally titled Girl With Red Balloon when it sold for just over a million in October 2018, again at Sotheby's. It "self destructed" remotely moments after selling and the incident has become one of the artist's most famous stunts. A video posted by Banksy shortly afterwards showed a button being pressed to set off the destruction. But the artist suggested it didn't quite go to plan, showing that in practice runs the whole painting was shredded. Posting on Instagram, the anonymous artist said: "Some people …
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