Sold, sold, sold ....
All already aware of the enchanting scandal at the last auction? The artist, mysterious, incredible and beloved by the people, again taught. Beloved by the nation, the painting self-destructed as soon as the final hammering of the hammer was heard.
I'm talking about the picture of Banksy.
For those who did not have time to get acquainted with this news, here is the information.
This work first appeared on the facade of a printing house in the London district of Shordich in 2002. And immediately became famous, since it is one of the most famous works of Banksy, and in 2017 during the voting she was recognized as the most beloved British work of art, beating the works of Constable, Turner, Stubbs, Blake and Gainsborough.
Here it was sold for more than 1 million pounds (more than 1.3 million dollars). However, with the last blow of the hammer, the picture framed in a frame suddenly began to be cut into small strips with the help of a shredder hidden in a frame.
The version was created in 2006 by airbrushing - the image is applied to the canvas using a paint sprayer over the finished stencil.
The trick with the destruction of the picture after the auction at Sotheby's, apparently, can be regarded as another attack on Banksy against the authorities and the establishment, although recently some of his fans began to suspect that the artist himself was joining their ranks.
You don't get bored with Banksy - in 2015, he organized a temporary theme park Dismaland (“Mrackland”) in the English town of Weston-super-Mayor - a kind of anti-utopian parody of Disneyland.
There was a lot more, and now this is the case
What do you think this act is? Self-promotion? After all, Banksy is an absolutely talented PR man who advertises himself sharply, unexpectedly, always successfully stirring up interest.
Or is it really attacking the authorities and the establishment?
Or, which is also likely - is indignation at the fact that his masterpiece was the subject of sale?
He posted in his "Instagram" a photo of this moment with the words that the auctioneer usually says during the auction: "Going, going, gone ..." ("Sold, sold, sold ...").
Later, Banksy published a video in his Instagram, in which he said that several years ago he had secretly embedded a shredder in the frame. "In case it ever put up for auction," the video says.
The canvas, sold for more than a million dollars, was hacked into its frame, but no one is sure if it was destroyed or simply transformed.
Another mystery of talented Banksy.