According to Banksy himself a few years ago he secretly built a shredder into a painting, in case it ever got put up for auction. The other day that painting was sold for 1.2 Million dollars at a Sotheby’s auction. As the gavel hit the podium, the shredder activated and destroyed the painting as everyone watched.
“We’ve just been Banksy’ed,” Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s European head of contemporary art said at a press conference following the auction.
Below is our recreation of the famous Balloon girl painting made into streetwear tees.