• Buyer of Banksy's Self-Destructing ‘Girl With Balloon' Still Wants Shredded Painting

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    The woman who purchased Banksy's “Girl With Balloon” just before it self-destructed said she would go through with the sale, The Guardian reports.
    “When the hammer came down last week and the work was shredded, I was at first shocked, but gradually I began to realize that I would end up with my own piece of art history,” said the woman, according to The Guardian.
    Banksy, an elusive street artist known for creating unique, anti-establishment works, apparently built a shredder into the frame of “Girl With Balloon,” just “in case it was ever put up for auction” according to the artist's own...
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  • The buyer of the $1.4 million Banksy painting that shredded itself has decided to keep her purchase

    The buyer of the $1.4 million Banksy painting that shredded itself has decided to keep her purchase

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    The person who purchased Banksy's "Girl With a Balloon" for $1.4 million is keeping it, even though it's been shredded.
    Some analysts say the painting may now be even more valuable.
    Banksy gave the painting a new name: "Love Is in the Bin."
    Sotheby's maintains it didn't know the painting would be shredded.
    The winning bidder for "Girl With a Balloon," the Banksy painting that dropped through a shredder hidden in its frame after being sold at auction for $1.4 million, is keeping the pieces.
    The buyer remains anonymous, but The Guardian identified her as "a female European collector and a...
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