Girl With a Balloon Payment

“When the hammer came down last week and the work was shredded, I was at first shocked, but gradually I began to realize that I would end up with my own piece of art history.” You just know that the shredded Banksy will end up being worth way more than the intact Banksy, because we’re all part of this piece of performance art. LA Times: Banksy renames his shredded ‘Girl With Balloon’; winning bidder will go through with her $1.4 million purchase.

+ You also knew that people would consider shredding their own Banksy prints in a bizarre effort to increase value. In a word, don’t.

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