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Banksy’s shredded art stunt is a beautiful meme now

Banksy trolled the art world, and the internet is running with it. The enigmatic street artist pulled off an incredible stunt last weekend, giving a giant metaphorical middle finger to the art world. As soon as his painting, “Girl With Balloon,” was auctioned off for a whopping $1.4 million, the artwork began to shred itself. ...CONTINUE READING
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Banksy artwork shreds itself right after selling at auction for $1.4 million

Which is more artful: The painted work, preserved forever on canvas; or the carefully orchestrated act of destroying said canvas? Banksy implicitly asked that very question on Friday. An auction of the artist’s popular work, “Girl With Balloon,” ended with the shocking display of the the piece shredding itself immediately after the winning bid of...CONTINUE READING
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