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Girl With Red Balloon

Girl With Red Balloon

Girl with Red Balloon is a painting of a girl reaching out towards a red, heart-shaped balloon by Banksy.

The artwork shredded itself after being auctioned at Sotheby's for over £1,000,000.

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History

The painting was originally found on a wall in Great Eastern Street in London and became voted the United Kingdom's favourite piece of art.

The gallery piece was painted on board mounted canvas, using acrylic paint and spray paint. [1]

Auction

Banksy's Girl With Red Balloon shredding itself

Banksy's Girl With Red Balloon shredding itself

YouTube - Banksy painting shred (FULL)

YouTube - Banksy painting shred (FULL)

Banksy tweeted after the event*"Going, going, gone"*.

[0]The art piece was part of Banksy's Anti-establishment pieces, generally opposing Capitalism.

The event organizers were shocked by the stunt, since the painting frame had a shredder built into it.

The auction took place at Sotheby's.

Alex Branczik, the organizer of the auction said " 'It appears we just got Banksy-ed."

It is unclear whether the promoters will obtain the full commission, but art critics have argued that the piece has at least doubled in value since it has become prt of Art history.

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After the auction, Banksy released a video showing how he secretly installed the shredder.

References

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Citation Linkbbc.co.ukBBC - Banksy artwork shreds itself after £1m sale at Sotheby's, 6 October 2018
Oct 6, 2018, 1:39 PM
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Citation Linkdailymail.co.ukArticle on the Girl with the Red Baloon
Oct 6, 2018, 8:04 PM
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Citation Linkwww.youtube.comYouTube - Banksy painting Girl With Red Balloon 'self-destructs' after £1m sale at Sotheby's
Oct 6, 2018, 1:42 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comBanksy's Girl With Red Balloon shredding itself
Oct 6, 2018, 1:53 PM
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Citation Linkwww.youtube.comYouTube - Banksy painting shred (FULL)
Oct 8, 2018, 11:41 AM