Prankster artist gets the last laugh after one of his paintings sells for 1.5 million

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Thank god for small favors ( pic on far left )
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After the gavel fell Friday at Sotheby's auction house in London, Banksy's Girl with Balloon was reduced to shreds -- another apparent act in the disruptive career of the anonymous British graffiti artist.
The iconic image of a girl reaching out for a red, heart-shaped balloon, sold for $1.4 million and moments later, a shredder hidden inside the "artist's frame" started its work, according to a news release from Sotheby's and the art "self-destructed."

https://www.cnn.com/style/amp/banks...ucts-auction-trnd/index.html#amp_tf=From %1$s
 
After the gavel fell Friday at Sotheby's auction house in London, Banksy's Girl with Balloon was reduced to shreds -- another apparent act in the disruptive career of the anonymous British graffiti artist.
The iconic image of a girl reaching out for a red, heart-shaped balloon, sold for $1.4 million and moments later, a shredder hidden inside the "artist's frame" started its work, according to a news release from Sotheby's and the art "self-destructed."

https://www.cnn.com/style/amp/banksy-painting-self-destructs-auction-trnd/index.html#amp_tf=From %1$s
i wonder if the bidder negated the sale..????

or the auction house...???
 
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