The collector did not refuse to buy a self-destructed picture of Banksy. She paid 1.4 million dollars

“Girl with a ball” is now called “Love – in the trash.”

Partially destroyed picture. Sotheby’s Photos

A collector from Europe, whose name was not named, upheld the deal to buy the painting “The Girl with the Ball” by Banksy for $ 1.4 million. The picture self-destructed after it was sold at Sotheby’s auction. This is stated in the message of the auction house.

The work, which was half crushed in a shredder, was given a new name: “Girl with a ball” turned into “Love is in the trash bin”. Representatives of the auction said that after the incident, the film “won the headlines of all media” and prompted the world of art “to speculation and debate”. In this case, earlier the auction organizers allowed the collector not to pay for a damaged purchase.

When I hit the hammer last week and the work was shredded, I was shocked, but gradually I began to realize that I had gotten my own piece of art history.

collector who bought the self-destructed picture of Banksy

“The Girl with the Ball” is considered one of the most recognizable and popular paintings of Banksy. It was first depicted on the embankment in South Bank on the southern bank of the Thames in 2002 in memory of the children who died in Syria. Sotheby got a job in 2006, painted with acrylics on canvas.

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