Banksy Piece Sells for $1.3 Million at Auction and then Shreds Itself

Even if there was a confederate at the auction house, this is brilliant.

The framed Girl With Balloon, one of the artist’s best known works, was auctioned by Sotheby’s in London.

Moments after the piece was sold, the canvas of a girl reaching for a heart-shaped balloon shredded itself.

Quoting Picasso on his Instagram, Banksy wrote: “The urge to destroy is also a creative urge – Picasso.”

I’m staying away from the political side of thing for at least another day so will be back tomorrow.