Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by cybershot, Oct 6, 2018.
He's just doing his job.
No more, no less.
I hope he’s in a union, might be at risk of disciplinary action after this.
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)
Apparently the auction house acquired the piece in 2006. That’s a long time to wait until you can play a prank.
Gave those art investors a proper conceptual workout.
There was no external wires so the shredder must have been battery operated
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.
Did it stop shredding half way?
so... did whoever win the bid still have to pay for it? 'cause I wouldn't!
From the article, normally no. But the auction room suggested they might want to.
If the shredder stopped half way as it appears to do in the video, then the piece would look even better...
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.
Maybe he just wanted to amuse people....
It seemed to stop half way kind of preserving it as an artwork. Will the buyer keep it or get a refund
I think he's pushing for half off.
There's not a single shred of evidence to back that up...
Brewdog really need to give Banksy a call for some much needed lessons on how to ‘do punk’.
Half cut when he did it
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.
But how did it know when to go off?
Surely they've had it on display and stuff before... who pressed the button?
Maybe someone in the room had a remote control?
Errrr ... we'll just move this over here a bit.
i know its situationist bollocks but i like it
...that lesser-known Rolling Stones b-side
it belonged to his PR agency and they knew the score with the hidden gizmo apparently
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