Banksy painting ‘self destructs’ at end of auction

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

  1. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    He's just doing his job.

    No more, no less.
  2. Mrs D

    Mrs D . Banned

    I hope he’s in a union, might be at risk of disciplinary action after this.
  3. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    It was the first album, The Return of the Durutti Column, the first 3600 of which had sandpaper covers (some of them glued together by Ian Curtis, no less)
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  4. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Fantastic stuff.
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  5. spanglechick

    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.
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  6. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    Gave those art investors a proper conceptual workout.
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  7. editor

    editor hiraethified

    There was no external wires so the shredder must have been battery operated

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  8. Spymaster

    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.
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  9. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Did it stop shredding half way?
  10. girasol

    girasol Ubuntu

    so... did whoever win the bid still have to pay for it? 'cause I wouldn't! :D
  11. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    From the article, normally no. But the auction room suggested they might want to.
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  12. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    If the shredder stopped half way as it appears to do in the video, then the piece would look even better...:D
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  13. FridgeMagnet

    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.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2018
  14. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Maybe he just wanted to amuse people....
  15. IC3D

    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
  16. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007

    I think he's pushing for half off.
  17. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Lol...cut price?
  18. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007

    A snip.
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  19. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    There's not a single shred of evidence to back that up...
  20. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    Brewdog really need to give Banksy a call for some much needed lessons on how to ‘do punk’. :D
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  21. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007

    Half cut when he did it :(
  22. Jon-of-arc

    Jon-of-arc Ransom'd, Stoopid & Roofless

    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...
  23. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    I think you missed the irony.
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  24. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    But how did it know when to go off?
    Surely they've had it on display and stuff before... who pressed the button? :hmm:
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  25. editor

    editor hiraethified

  26. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    Maybe someone in the room had a remote control? :hmm:
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  27. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007

    :D Errrr ... we'll just move this over here a bit.
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  28. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    i know its situationist bollocks but i like it
  29. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    ...that lesser-known Rolling Stones b-side
  30. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    it belonged to his PR agency and they knew the score with the hidden gizmo apparently

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