Mobile phone footage from the London sale shows the artwork sliding into a shredder hidden inside its frame
However, a new video, posted on Banksy's website Wednesday, implies that the 2006 painting "Girl with Balloon" is supposed to be destroyed.
The clip is accompanied by the message "In rehearsals it worked every time …"
Described as a "director's cut," the three-minute video offers further evidence of how the shredder is installed.
The video also appears to be fun at the art industry. Scenes seemingly recorded at a snippets of conversation like "Oh gracious!" and "more Champagne?"
The artwork is seen to be partially shredded before it comes to an abrupt halt. Credit: [19659012Banksy
At one point, a man – who appears to be an auction house employee – is filmed standing beside the painting on his now notorious frame.
"The artist put the frame on as well, "he is heard saying. It's unclear how-or by whom-the footage has been obtained, and some sections appear. "
to have been surreptitiously recorded. Banksy or his associates were present at the sale.
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Sotheby's has previously denied involvement in – or even knowledge of – the stunt.