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Banksy video reveals shredded artwork stunt did not go as planned



Wren by Oscar Holland, CNN

When a Banksy painting "self-destructed" after selling at auction for £ 1.04 million ($ 1.4 million) last week, it looked like the perfect stunt – one that caught

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 partially shredded before coming to an abrupt halt.

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.

Shortly after the auction, Sotheby's announced that the painting had been renamed "Love is in the Bin."

Sotheby's has previously denied involvement in – or even knowledge of – the stunt.


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