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Banksy painting ‘self destructs’ at end of auction

spanglechick

High Empress of Dressing Up
Apparently the auction house acquired the piece in 2006. That’s a long time to wait until you can play a prank.
 

Spymaster

Cockney Wanker
That piece is worth more now than it was when it was sold. One of the most talked about Banksy works ever. Whoever bought it is quids in.
 

FridgeMagnet

Administrator
I'd hope that he was trying to raise his profile deliberately, or just thought it would be funny, rather than thinking that this was somehow a devastating piece of satire on the art world, because the art world is not satirisable by selling stuff within it, even if it's literally shit, and anyone with even a slight familiarity with it knows that.
 
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IC3D

Post Mid Arc
It seemed to stop half way kind of preserving it as an artwork. Will the buyer keep it or get a refund
 

Jon-of-arc

Ransom'd, Stoopid & Roofless
R.I.P.
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)
A finger to the art world by giving it a ridiculous amount of free publicity, probably in collaboration with Sotherbys, and possibly increasing the value of the piece? Emporers new clothes, alright, and Banksy is wearing them...
 

Lupa

Well-Known Member
A finger to the art world by giving it a ridiculous amount of free publicity, probably in collaboration with Sotherbys, and possibly increasing the value of the piece? Emporers new clothes, alright, and Banksy is wearing them...
I think you missed the irony.
 
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