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Watch How Banksy Created The Shredder For The Girl & The Balloon Auction Stunt

Luke Taylor

This latest video from Banksy claims that the ‘The Girl & The Balloon’ auction from Sotheby’s wasn’t really suppose to be shredded.

One thing we have all learned from anything Banksy related over the last 10 years is that it’s usually some form of publicity stunt packed full of controversy and questions. His latest stunt at a Sotheby’s auction saw one of his most famous pieces, ‘The Girl & The Balloon’, go partially through a shredder which had been added to the frame, when the hammer went down on the auction after the winning big at a staggering £1.04m. As onlookers of the auction looked on in amazement, the shock and surprise element was soon replaced by a mutual feeling of “We’ve been Banksied”.

Banksy Shredder Girl and the balloon

The latest video from the world renowned Bristol born street artist, claims that the artwork was actually suppose to just go through the mechanism feed as oppose to getting shredded in the process. Rumors have even circulated in the art world that the famous auction house, Sotheby’s, were even in on the action, all of which Banksy has denied. What are your thoughts about the Banksy shredder stunt?

Luke Taylor
Luke Taylor

Luke has lived and breathed the associated lifestyles & subcultures of RC for the last 20 years, as well as gaining a vast knowledge and a wealth of experience in the industry since 2006. His passion is really the techwear side of the spectrum, with brands like Stone Island & Acronym being among some of his personal favorites. Set up in 2013, his industry background & knowledge has seen RC go from strength to strength to become the digital magazine, platform & authority it is today.

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