Bansky's shredded painting displayed against dark background

Shredded Masterpiece: Getting Banksy-ed

On October 5th, 2018, Banksy’s well-known 2006 spray-painted stencil, “Girl With Balloon,” was sold for $1.4 million at the Sotheby’s auction house.

Then, it was immediately shredded on the spot. Banksy later released on Instagram, a video of a hooded figure fitting a shredder into the frame of this famous painting, with the text appearing on the screen reading “In case it was ever put up for auction.”

Rumored to now be worth more than before the artist’s chaotic intervention, the reception to this action was generally positive amongst the art world.

The notorious street-artist has been making waves in the industry for years and intentionally creates work that has a political message.

Banksy delved for the first time into the fashion world last year, when working with Stormzy, the well-known British rapper and singer. Read more about this collaboration below. 

Photo: Ben Stansall


PICTURE OF THE DAY

End of Summer

End of Summer

End of Summer In the warm light of the sunrise, pigeons fly from Frankfurt am Main; Germany over a

Masked Dancer

Pray For World Peace A masked dancer performs at a festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. The festival, held at a

demonstration climate emergency protest group mass extinction rebellion London Natural History Museum

Sixth Mass Extinction

Sixth Mass Extinction At London's Natural History Museum, demonstrators from the 'climate emergency' protest group Extinction Rebellion stage a

Snowy ancient citadel in Uzbekistan with darker colors

The Silk Road Revival

The Silk Road Revival According to one 11th-century legend, the Ark of Bukhara was an ancient citadel built by

ice cutters dawn cityscape city skyline Harbin China geometric ground pattern frozen river

Ice Cutters

Ice Cutters In preparation for the Harbin ice and snow festival, workers use a machine to cut large blocks

Magic Loop 2017 David Altmejd Sculptural Painting on canvas

Sculptural Painting

Sculptural Painting David Altmejd creates works that often blur the distinction between interior and exterior, surface and structure, representation

urban art street art mural dam giant man The Shipwreck of Bienvenu Ella Pitr

Resting Giant

Resting Giant To French artists Ella and Pitr, the urban landscape is a playground where giants roam and space

aerial shot of airplanes taxied at airport in Germany

Grounded Globalization

Grounded Globalization Taking to the sky, aerial photographer - Tom Hegen - used his vantage point to document the

Melting Architecture Las Vegas deconstructed building Lou Ruvo center Frank Gehry

Melting Architecture

Melting Architecture The seemingly melting Lou Ruvo center created by architect Frank Gehry operates as an outpatient treatment and

Glass Tears Man Ray cinematic vintage black and white photography fashion mannequin eyes mascara-coated lashes sad crying

Glass Tears

Glass Tears Looking almost like a film still, this cropped photograph demonstrates Man Ray's interest in cinematic narrative.

waves crash County Durham Seaham lighthouse storm sea ocean coast weather warnings

Waves crash

County Durham, UK Waves crash against the pier wall at Seaham Lighthouse as weather warnings remain in place owing

Spike It

Spike It In the coastal city of Nha Trang, Vietnam, beach volleyball players appear to fly through the air

Tension Rest Energy Marina Abramović Ulay bow and arrow performance art piece video 1980 lovers artists

Tension

Tension Rest Energy is a 4-minute long performance video made in 1980 by artists Marina Abramović and Ulay.

Trends of the Summer

Trends of the Summer Fashion meets arts. A model shows designs of spring and summer of the fashion house

Sydney beach during golden hour flooded with beach goers and surfers

Resuming the Surf’s Up Mentality

Resuming the Surf's Up Mentality Following a five-week closure, Bondi Beach in Sydney has reopened for swimmers and surfers.




Tags:

MORE POTD