According to Graphic Design report Afam News, An artwork by banksy has self-destructed moments after it was sold at auction for more than £1 million (approximately $1.36m USD). the item under the hammer at sotheby’s auction house in london was a framed version of the ‘girl with balloon’, a 2002 mural depicting a young girl letting go of a red heart-shaped balloon. immediately after the item sold, the canvas spontaneously made its way through a shredder — which had been integrated in the picture’s hefty frame — to the absolute shock of guests in attendance.
The elusive artist posted an image of the auction on his instagram page, with the caption: ‘going, going, gone…’. ‘it appears we just got banksy-ed,’ said alex branczik, senior director and head of contemporary art of europe london while at the auction. the unexpected incident instantly became art world history.