Because Banksy is the art community’s biggest troll, dramatic no choice earlier this month automatically one atom of his most famous paintings the moment they were sold at auction for $ 1.4 million wasn’t particularly surprising.
New “director’s cut” of the artist’s initial video depicting the now-infamous moment a girl with a balloon, the shredder, however, shows that not everything went according to plan: while the painting was eventually shredded in half way through the auction in the Sotheby’s auction house the artist had intended to shred the entire board.
The scene as shown in the video above, have fallen into a state of chaos anyway. Security guards whisk half of the framed painting away like The Secret Service has a policy; at the same time, shocked onlookers crowd the area phones the length of the arm in an attempt to capture what happened, as nerve guide, trying to calm down everyone and move forward in the evening.
The end of the new video captures what should happen: Full Color shredded a basis for reform, collapsing to the ground in what was undoubtedly supposed to be exuberant statement on the artistic value. A satisfactory GIF showing how a drawing should be shredded.
The beginning of the video — as in the first piece Banksy released two days after the stunt— explain how the contraption is built, but the artist doesn’t explain exactly what happened on the day. It’s obvious that something caused the shredder to stop but there is still no definitive answer as to whether the shredder is jammed or the battery died.
Regardless, I didn’t produce tearing means that the work itself is still in one piece, albeit about; stunt didn’t go down in value, according to a statement issued by Sotheby’s website published after the event anonymous buyer to purchase a piece of art.
“Banksy didn’t destroy a work of art in the auction created one” Sotheby’s senior director and head of Contemporary Art, Alex Branczik wrote. “Following the surprise intervention on the night, we are pleased to confirm the sale of the artist’s newly titled ‘Love in the US,’ the first work of art in history were created live during the auction.”
The anonymous buyer felt similarly, on the basis of the quote given to Sotheby’s.
“When the hammer last week, and the work was shredded, I was initially shocked,” said the buyer, “but gradually I began to realize that you end up with my piece of art history.”