Shredded Banksy artwork 'Love is in the Bin' sells for huge £16million at auction

Shredded Banksy artwork 'Love is in the Bin' sells for huge £16million at auction

A shredded Banksy painting has sold for an enormous £16million at auction tonight. The famous artwork, "Love is in the Bin", was half sliced by a shredder concealed in its frame when it was sold at auction three years ago. Onlookers gasped when the then-titled "Girl with Balloon" was sucked into a shredder as the hammer fell following a bid of £1,042,000 at an auction at Sotheby's in London in October 2018. The work was then renamed "Love is in the Bin" and has gone under the hammer with a price estimate of £4-£6million - selling for nearly three times that amount. This evening, the painting was bought for £16million and after closing bidding, auctioneer Oliver Barker joked he was relieved that it was "still there". Street artist Banksy, whose …
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