There is no change of heart! The buyer of the $ 1.4 million. Banksy Little girl with balloon The painting has decided to keep the artwork in spite of destroying itself moments after the woman won the offer.
Sotheby's, the auction house where Girl with Balloon was sold, announced on Thursday, October 11 that "the buyer, a European collector and a Sotheby's customer, is proceeding with the purchase at the same price as It was achieved in The Night Room.
The buyer told Sotheby: "When the hammer fell last week and the work was destroyed, at first I was surprised, but little by little I began to realize that I would end up with my own art story."
The street artist spoke after the hallucinatory destruction of his work, revealing that he was the one behind the trick. (The piece has been renamed Love is in the Bin).
"A few years ago I secretly built a shredder in a painting. In case it ever went to auction … "Banksy wrote next to a video that showed the moment it happened, along with a stunned bidding room. He subtitled the clip: "The urge to destroy is also a creative impulse" – Picasso "
Twitter could not help expressing enthusiasm for the buyer's agreement to move forward with his purchase and the brilliant surprise of the anonymous artists.
"I love everything related to this, from Bansky's incredible move to the buyer who agrees to complete the sale, so now, what's the use?" Wrote one commentator. Another added: "Banksy @sothebys Update !!! The artist has now named the painting 🖼 #loveisinthebin as the first work of art created live! 👏👏👏👏 bravo bansky for keeping him alive and moving! "
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