Banksy is active/lives in New York, California / England, United Kingdom. Banksy is known for graffiti art with political themes.
"Banksy Painting Self-Destructs After Fetching $1.4 Million at Sotheby’s," By Scott Reyburn, Oct. 6, 2018, The New York Times,
Art & Design section
LONDON — The British street artist Banksy pulled off one of his most spectacular pranks on Friday night, when one of his trademark paintings appeared to self-destruct at Sotheby’s in London after selling for $1.4 million at auction.
The work, Girl With Balloon, a 2006 spray paint on canvas, was the last lot of Sotheby’s “Frieze Week” evening contemporary art sale. After competition between two telephone bidders, it was hammered down by the auctioneer Oliver Barker for 1 million pounds, more than three times the ... Displaying 750 of 17010 characters.
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