Banksy artwork self-destructs after selling at auction for £1m

  • Published on Oct 6, 2018
  • Girl With Balloon, a well-known Banksy artwork, is the final item in an auction at Sotheby’s in London. Shortly after selling for £1.04m, the canvas passes through a shredder installed in the bottom of the frame
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Comments • 674

  • VOY A CAMBIAR MI PUTA VIDA Life Change Challenge

    After the hammer hit, the man is pressing the button under the table to switch on the self-desctruction mode. If you watch the video at Bnksy`s Instagram you Will see it clear. It´s just a show. Banksy is a genius, but not a genius artist. He is a genius of marketing and sellings.


    4 MORE YEARS!!!!
    4 MORE YEARS!!!!

  • gendalfff
    gendalfff 8 months ago

    did the mechanism fail?

  • mattie carter
    mattie carter 8 months ago

    Truly an artistic statement
    👏👏👏👏👏👏 Bravo

  • Boxkicker34
    Boxkicker34 8 months ago

    Did anyone ever consider there is a second print inside the frame that dropped down through the shredder and the other print simply rolled up at the bottom.

  • Lin Vega
    Lin Vega 8 months ago

    yall ever been to a museum? the display is part of the art, performance is part of the art, the entire thing is part of the art

  • Gabriel Galang
    Gabriel Galang 8 months ago

    Wait I don't get it!! When did it self destruct??

  • Nick
    Nick 8 months ago

    A prank is a prank no matter how many people helped coordinate it.

  • Nick
    Nick 8 months ago

    People are so mad. Im not sure what they are trying to prove. Like call it fake or set up. I mean what all pranks are set up. And what is a fake prank anyways. Unless everyone in the auction knew that was going to happen but judging from the reaction. Im guessing very few knew it was going to shred.

  • PlanetJigobotTV
    PlanetJigobotTV 8 months ago

    Actually Banksy should be liable for damages.... If I sell you a car I can't destroy it after you pay for it...

  • enrique Santana
    enrique Santana 8 months ago

    Am I the only one that wanted to rip off the hanging pieces of paper 🤔

  • WuzWutz
    WuzWutz 8 months ago +1

    part 2

  • Cerridwen Dragon
    Cerridwen Dragon 8 months ago

    I love how the video doesn't actually SHOW the picture being shredded
    You'd think Banksy would have hired someone to covertly make sure the whole thing was filmed -_-

  • The Forgotten Place
    The Forgotten Place 8 months ago

    Banksy's a savage and hit vanity right where it hurts


    Please return in full condition for a refund or store credit.

  • Thatguyinthathat. s
    Thatguyinthathat. s 8 months ago

    What gains more value than gold, diamonds, even stocks... etc. Art.... People who are buying these pieces are doing it as investments. Folks mocking the buyers... need to understand that whoever bought this will double or triple his money in a few years and laugh all the way to the bank.

  • Adrian Chihuahua
    Adrian Chihuahua 8 months ago

    Good thats what they tryn to make money off someone else's 🖼

  • Artistic Endeavors
    Artistic Endeavors 8 months ago

    What a rip-off!

  • SandManXD
    SandManXD 8 months ago

    Auctionier: and its sold!!!
    Painter killed painting
    *Painter has been banned from the server for life*

  • Giratina
    Giratina 8 months ago

    Guess that painting didn’t like who bought it

  • chocolatecigar1
    chocolatecigar1 8 months ago

    Excuse me, what's your return policy?

  • supreme vaton gucci head band

    Freind: you will never troll rich pepole
    Me: hold my beer

  • Samantha Malboeuf
    Samantha Malboeuf 8 months ago

    How did it get ruined It looks to me that it just feel out the frame plz comment what’s ruined on it

    • Lilkxdude
      Lilkxdude 8 months ago

      The bottom is shredded, 0:19

  • Aero Romero
    Aero Romero 8 months ago

    Absolute unit

  • Jetrules231
    Jetrules231 8 months ago

    That was a shitty thing to do. It wouldn’t be too funny if it was you

    • FallenAce
      FallenAce 8 months ago

      Actually because it’s Banksy, the value went up even more lol

    • Lilkxdude
      Lilkxdude 8 months ago

      you do realize it will be more of value, right?

  • Justin Githens
    Justin Githens 8 months ago

    How would something still have a charge on it... how can anyone fall for this. 3 years later and it’s able to still self destruct on cue... people are gullible.

  • Taylor swift 13
    Taylor swift 13 8 months ago

    But why??

  • Morgan Freeman
    Morgan Freeman 8 months ago

    It showed him making the shredder frame then kept posting untill it got put in that auction

  • Morgan Freeman
    Morgan Freeman 8 months ago

    A channel called banksyfilm

  • Morgan Freeman
    Morgan Freeman 8 months ago

    I know who did it

  • Nes D
    Nes D 8 months ago

    How does he manage to install his art pieces in that gallery?

  • Darkrisktakers
    Darkrisktakers 8 months ago

    now do that to the mona lisa

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  • s3xyScorp
    s3xyScorp 8 months ago

    Nice prank,,but FAKE
    Why is the top paper White and botom Darker?
    Why is there bend in the botom papers edge?
    Why didnt the paper went all the way thru?
    Fake as Tramps hair !

  • 孙笑川
    孙笑川 8 months ago

    why do that?

  • _____ zombieish_
    _____ zombieish_ 8 months ago


  • Adam Ferello
    Adam Ferello 8 months ago +1


  • SirBigSpur06
    SirBigSpur06 8 months ago

    It'll probably be worth more now. Backfire.

  • Phu2Cool
    Phu2Cool 8 months ago

    That painting is 1 million dollars?

    what’s wrong with them

  • Kayla Susie
    Kayla Susie 8 months ago

    What’s the point of this?!

  • noel hutchins
    noel hutchins 8 months ago

    predesigned obsolescence.

  • Free Speech
    Free Speech 8 months ago

    Hunger, dresses, and wars: all of these things still exist because of those rich people.

  • WhitneyTheNonHouston
    WhitneyTheNonHouston 8 months ago

    Can someone explain? I'm lost the shredder was pre-installed at the bottom by Banksy or did the person who bought the art shred it themselves? (okay edit re-read the title of the vid but still new there a timer on it?!) How tf does that work?

  • wocathoden
    wocathoden 8 months ago

    LMAO!!! They probably should have researched what Banksy is about! OOPS, YOUR BAD!!! :p

  • Vic
    Vic 8 months ago

    I thought they meant the painting blows up or explosed by itself

  • The Grinder
    The Grinder 8 months ago

    ⭕️Sub to my channel for a midnight giveaway once a week!! Subscribers will instantly be enter for every giveaway

  • that guy
    that guy 8 months ago

    I don’t get it

  • Renee Nicole
    Renee Nicole 8 months ago

    There is a vid of the person who did this

  • Vincent Torney
    Vincent Torney 8 months ago

    We know all ready.
    "The Guardian: Our olds is better than our news."

  • nice
    nice 8 months ago


  • carlosvacos 333
    carlosvacos 333 8 months ago

    and this is how a scammer becomes even more famous...

  • aKu_SneakySnake TTV
    aKu_SneakySnake TTV 8 months ago +1

    I didn’t see anything wrong what happened when where?

    • Lilkxdude
      Lilkxdude 8 months ago

      0:19, the bottom is shredded

  • SparkyWolfTail
    SparkyWolfTail 8 months ago

    I’m confused, how did it self destruct?

  • Futebol Capixaba TV
    Futebol Capixaba TV 8 months ago

    Impeach Trump

  • Jacob Staten
    Jacob Staten 8 months ago

    Are you surprised? He's s socialist troll who vandalizes other people's property with his ham fisted messages.

  • Ryan S
    Ryan S 8 months ago


  • Flying Filipino
    Flying Filipino 8 months ago

    This would’ve been way cooler if it went ahead a shredded the whole thing.

  • Jackson Snider
    Jackson Snider 8 months ago

    Wtf u mean self destruct, lying piece of shits

  • Mirage B
    Mirage B 8 months ago

    It’s worth 50% more now 🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Matt D SLC
    Matt D SLC 8 months ago

    This is disgusting. Another sign of a collapsing society. Sure go on and say it’s their money and they can do what they want with it but when people reach the point where they are spending more on a moments entertainment than what many people from that economy will make in a lifetime it goes to show a lot

  • Chris B
    Chris B 8 months ago

    760,000 not a million

  • Whitpusmc
    Whitpusmc 8 months ago

    My kids 7th grade artwork should be worth a least 100,000 at this place......

  • anime 8
    anime 8 8 months ago +1

    Now that's how you pull a sneaky one
    If you know what I mean...😏

  • ziljin
    ziljin 8 months ago +1

    This is modern art.

  • Jomm.-.
    Jomm.-. 8 months ago


  • Vincent Warrican
    Vincent Warrican 8 months ago

    Well, someone will be laughing all the way to the bank, see.

  • Koreans eat dogs and they smell like garlic


  • AL F.
    AL F. 8 months ago +1


  • zer0Bot
    zer0Bot 8 months ago

    00:23 A guy recording and has big antenna and a device covered with a piece of cloth

  • Chronocus Needs Help
    Chronocus Needs Help 8 months ago

    IT WAS GAY??!

  • Dawson Sharp
    Dawson Sharp 8 months ago

    Rightfully deserved

  • Franco Castro
    Franco Castro 8 months ago

    Pretty sure that its price just doubled at least

  • JåÑyÌå
    JåÑyÌå 8 months ago

    What a waste

  • Massa
    Massa 8 months ago +4

    All of this meaningless.

    • Steven Beyer
      Steven Beyer 8 months ago

      Massa : Everything is meaningless?

  • The Emporer of Ice Cream

    Now the price,went up to 9999999999999 dollars 💀🆘

  • 00101101 10110
    00101101 10110 8 months ago

    Why is there a shredder on it? To prevent theft?

  • The Big Al
    The Big Al 8 months ago

    The whole point is that it is fake

  • Yijto
    Yijto 8 months ago

    Where the self destruction

  • habibbi alikafe
    habibbi alikafe 8 months ago

    🖕 these ppl

  • Tom Kaos [Official]
    Tom Kaos [Official] 8 months ago

    I think if he was really true to his views/opinions on the price of his art... hed make a piece of a million destroyed dollars. I know id do it if I had his $.

  • Chris Fuentes
    Chris Fuentes 8 months ago

    Is this what passes as humor at art shows?

  • Gabriel Guerrero
    Gabriel Guerrero 8 months ago

    You spend 1 million on a painting you deserve that

  • with love, harris.
    with love, harris. 8 months ago

    i would buy that painting for £20 and i’d stop.

  • Rick Cross
    Rick Cross 8 months ago

    Destroyed like Hilary Clintons emails.

  • Abbi Lowe
    Abbi Lowe 8 months ago

    God Banksy is the smuggest man alive

  • serkseees
    serkseees 8 months ago

    This is a “Stencil Painting.”

  • 爆Deadroses
    爆Deadroses 8 months ago

    I saw the action for this! I know who pulled the trick. Haha

  • Quits
    Quits 8 months ago


  • Sam-O Carter
    Sam-O Carter 8 months ago

    i dont get it, the auctioneer said 860,000 the sign board said 850,000 and somehow people are saying it sold for 1 million. what am i missing?

  • M Abdelati
    M Abdelati 8 months ago

    HOAX !!! SCAM ... there is no way Sothaby would put an item for sale without inspecting it first be several experts and adjusters, hence it had to be out of the frame. Secondly, the frame would also be inspected and no way it could have a battery operated mechanism that would pass the metal detectors and security !!! Or he could have planted a BOMB and just took everyone in the room out !!!! Hence, some one from Sotheby was on this PUBLICLY STUNT .... Dont be a fool like they want you to be .and THINK ... USE YOUR MIND.

  • T U R K - 1 8 2
    T U R K - 1 8 2 8 months ago +1

    Too bad it didn't feed all the way through

  • BigBrotherAtamaya
    BigBrotherAtamaya 8 months ago

    When you realize that you’ve just spent $1 million on slips of paper...

  • Mc_Saucey _69
    Mc_Saucey _69 8 months ago

    He’s s genius

  • Jaena Armat
    Jaena Armat 8 months ago

    (Reference) Rich said that he secretly made a shredder so...

  • Saw wil
    Saw wil 8 months ago


  • GodsInfantry
    GodsInfantry 8 months ago

    The difference between the rich vs poor.

  • _ItsYaFamAlly_
    _ItsYaFamAlly_ 8 months ago

    *_Destruction 100_*

  • Nicholas
    Nicholas 8 months ago

    Now he can paint another one and sell it and donate the money to charity (or open a soup kitchen).

  • Franco Roldan
    Franco Roldan 8 months ago

    Honestly the artwork is probably worth more now shredded cause of this prank

  • 1Cichfishy
    1Cichfishy 8 months ago

    Just a publicity stunt.