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ART WORLD NEWS: Banksy and the $1.4 Million+ Self-Shredding Painting

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Banksy, the anonymous Londoner who's made his name in the art world on spray-painted urban art, an Oscar-nominated documentary and a creepy, glitchy Disneyland installation, sold a painting at auction for $1.4 million earlier in October—just before shredding it in real-time as soon as the gavel went down. (Photo: New York Times)After the stunt, Sotheby's senior director and head of contemporary art in Europe Alex Branczik said, “It appears we just got Banksy-ed." The auction house soon...

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