Winning bidder says she will pay for Banksy painting that shredded itself

12 Octobre, 2018, 05:08 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Winning bidder says she will pay for Banksy painting that shredded itself

Sotheby's says the winning bidder for a Banksy painting that self-destructed during an auction last week has made a decision to go through with the purchase.

Banksy later posted a video of the moment of the painting's destruction to Instagram captioned, "Going, going gone ..."

The mysterious artist has since authenticated the painting's scraps and renamed it Love Is In The Bin.

Sotheby's said after the famous incident that it was "in discussion about next steps" with the winning bidder about what to do.

The auction house said Thursday that Banksy's authentication body, Pest Control, re-authenticated the 2006 graffiti-style artwork, "Girl With Balloon".

The artwork selfdestructed moments after being sold at auction for ₤1.04 million ($A1.96 million), in a prank apparently orchestrated by the elusive street artist.

Croatia v England: Gareth Southgate on 'strange' experience at HNK Rijeka Stadium
Croatia were punished after a swastika was marked on their pitch before a Euro 2016 home qualifier against Italy. The youngster impressed for Gareth Southgate's side last month, scoring in games against Spain and Switzerland.

Oil price extend losses as other markets fall, stockpiles climb
Hurricane Michael crashed ashore Florida on Wednesday as the third most powerful hurricane ever to strike the USA mainland. But on Tuesday, the price of Brent crude went down by 44 cents or about half a percent; to reach 84.56 dollars a barrel.

Karim Benzema’s France career is finished - FFF president
The player himself also spoke out, calling on Le Graet to "forget" about him at a time when France should be celebrating. "Mr. In May, after Le Graet said in an interview that the striker was "ancient history", Benzema again responded on Twitter .

Girl with Balloon, which depicts a small child reaching up toward a heart-shaped red balloon, was originally stenciled on a wall in east London and has been endlessly reproduced, becoming one of Banksy's best-known images.

"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", the buyer, a long-standing client of Sotheby's, said in the release.

It still remains unclear how the shredder was activated.

The buyer, a female European collector whose identity hasn't been disclosed by Sotheby's, is proceeding with the purchase at the hammer price achieved during the company's contemporary art evening sale in London Oct. 5.

Love is in the Bin will be put on display to the public at Sotheby's New Bond Street galleries over the weekend.

Conseillé:



Populaire

Gareth Bale to miss Wales-Spain friendly, Giggs confirms
Spain , who had a disappointing World Cup, beat England 2-1 in their Nations League opener last month before thumping Croatia 6-0. Gareth is struggling for Tuesday so we try to take care of the lads and get ready for Tuesday.

SFR lance son pack sport à 38,90 euros
Audiences access 20h: "Touche pas à mon poste" et "C à vous, la suite" au plus. Un peu moins d'un mois plus tard, c'est donc chose faite.

John Tavares scores first hat trick with the Maple Leafs
The Blackhawks wore patches with Mikita's No. 21 on their jerseys, and No. 21 was painted on the ice behind each goal. Ottawa led 1-0 after the first, but Toronto struck back twice early in the second to take a 2-1 lead.

Halloween Featurette: John Carpenter Brings Back Iconic Score
However, according to Blum, there was a stipulation on Carpenter's involvement-Curtis signing on. "So maybe it would have been a whole different thing if she had said no".

Patriots QB Tom Brady praises Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes
Mahomes, a rookie backup quarterback, knew he was unlikely to play in the season opener previous year against the Patriots . Instead, Brady congratulated former Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith , who led the Chiefs with four touchdown passes.

Treasury Issues New Rules For Tougher Foreign Transaction Reviews
The interim regulations would likely lead to more filings with the committee, said Sylwia Lis, of the law firm Baker McKenzie. "It has a significant impact", she said.

Alaphilippe renonce au Tour de Lombardie - Fil Info - Cyclisme
L'autre champion auvergnat, le Brivadois Romain Bardet, sera quant à lui bel et bien au départ ce samedi du tour de Lombardie. Et il a évidemment brillé sur la dernière Grande Boucle.

Soyuz rocket crew rescued after emergency landing
A state commission set up by Roscosmos to investigate the cause of the incidence is already hard at work assessing telemetry. Russian and USA space officials said that the crew is heading for an emergency landing in Kazakhstan at an unspecified time.

'South Park' calls out 'The Simpsons' for being racist and bigoted
The documentary that really brought the issues with The Simpsons' portrayal of Apu was aptly titled " The Problem With Apu ". The writing as on the wall for this to be addressed, though very few actually caught it beforehand.

Healthy mice born to same-sex parents
Using a mash-up of stem cells and cloning technology, a team in Beijing claims to have generated mice with same-sex parents. He said, "To consider exploring similar technology for human application in the near future is implausible".