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I'm liking this Banksy person more and more.
« on: October 06, 2018, 05:27:35 PM »
I really haven't paid attention to the artwork, but I like his/her style.

Banksy artwork shreds itself after £1m sale at Sotheby's

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-45770028

Brilliant! Financially painful, but brilliant.

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Re: I'm liking this Banksy person more and more.
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 07:43:21 PM »
Really. Good. Batteries.

I'd like some more info on who had this painting all those years.

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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2018, 01:44:37 AM »
>worth more

The website MyArtBroker.com, which resells Banksy pieces, said Girl with Balloon had enjoyed annual increases in value of about 20% in recent years. “Prices now are regularly exceeding £115,000 for signed authenticated prints,” said its co-founder Joey Syer.

“The auction result will only propel this further and given the media attention this stunt has received, the lucky buyer would see a great return on the £1.02m they paid last night.

This is now part of art history in its shredded state and we’d estimate Banksy has added at a minimum 50% to its value, possibly as high as being worth £2m plus.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oct/06/banksy-sothebys-auction-prank-leaves-art-world-in-shreds-girl-with-balloon

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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2018, 03:19:46 PM »
Banksy is getting multi-$millions media out of this stunt.  Intertubes going nuts. I'm going to have to filter,

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Re: I'm liking this Banksy person more and more.
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 10:16:38 PM »
I just wish that the entire painting woudl have shredded itself and fell to the floor in pieces.  That is the only thing to make it better.