Banksy painting ‘self destructs’ at end of auction

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by cybershot, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

  2. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

  3. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All


    Top trolling :D
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  4. blairsh

    blairsh Dickhead

    Sounds like something JML would sell. *The fantastic remote shredding photo frame from JML* " Tired of the same old picture in the same old frame? Simply press the remote shredding device and the discreet in build shredder destroys the existing picture which you can then replace with a nice new one!" ONLY FROM JML!

  5. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Auto-destructive art – Art Term | Tate

    Back when I was being interviewed for art school many years ago, I'd planned on my interview piece being rigged with fireworks to explode during the interview.

    Chickened out of it sadly.

    Double sadly as that particular institution declined to offer me a place as I was "too poor" :mad:

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  6. moomoo

    moomoo Not so yummy mummy

    It’s hilarious! They’re actually wondering if it could be worth any more now! :D
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  7. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007

    Performance art with huge publicity, sir.
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  8. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    It's fantastic. I love it. Look at their faces...:D

    They'll pawn it off as performance art though and the shredded pieces will become even more valuable...cos it's true ART.

    Banksy must have been piss ing himself laughing...:D
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  9. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    Whatever you think of the man and his art, that's fucking hilarious :D
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  10. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    The added notoriety of it should be good for at least another $200k.
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  11. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Banksy just can't get away from the filthy lucre. No matter how hard he tries...
  12. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Third world war tried to make something that destroyed the stylus and made you shit yourself at the end of side 2 of their first LP (1970). Debord's memoires had a sandpaper cover designed to scratch or ruin coffee tables other books etc (1959).

    Well ahead of the game again eh robin?
  13. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Gabba Gabba-pentin

  14. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    He could try burning a million quid like Drummond and Cauty!
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  15. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Indeed. See my post above.

    Some Durruti Column KP cover in sand paper too no?

    I vaguely remember reading that traditional Navajo sand paintings were destroyed - swept away or allowed to be blown away at the end of the day they were made.

    I used to into this stuff 20odd years ago.

    Can't remember much these days though.
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  16. Mrs D

    Mrs D . Banned

    Should have been a cross-cut shredder if he was serious, or an incendiary device.
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  17. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    As if the people at the auction house didn’t know.

    “Oh yeah, lets hang this painting in a suspiciously large frame on the wall and plug it into the mains”
  18. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    The frame had built-in lights all as part of the piece. It's not beyond reasonable doubt imo.
    Still worht it for the looks on their faces though :D
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  19. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Dissapointed in that DC stunt. An album named after a SI cartoon with a cover nicked from a debord 'book'.
  20. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Should have shown him transferring their money to ISIS or something if it's all about the looks.
  21. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    I thought that too....
  22. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    Probably but it's brilliant.
    I think it's likely to be a statement about how some people are willing to pay stupid amounts of money for artwork.
  23. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Should've got noted performance artist Jeremy Beadle involved.
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  24. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    You expected something more than a surface meaning from banksy? :p
  25. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    Why is the shredded paper grey compared to the as yet unshredded top part?

    Is the actual picture simply being rolled up inside the frame, whilst a pre-shredded photo copy is rolled out at the back?
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  26. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

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  27. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    I think it's backlit.
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  28. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Yeah lights in the frame as a pretext for supplying power to the shredder
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  29. crossthebreeze

    crossthebreeze Well-Known Member

    Would have been better if it had happened away from the spectacle, when hung on the wall/stored in the investment warehouse of whatever rich fucker bought it (though don't know how that would technically be achieved if its not guaranteed to be plugged in). I do like the faces in that photo though.
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  30. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    I love it.
    I love the idea behind it...the finger to the art world...the faces of the crowd...
    Because he's right.
    It's all rubbish.
    It's all the emperor's new clothes...
    Fair play to him for showing them how ridiculous the Art World is.
    (Not art.....But The ART World)
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