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VIDEO: Banksy shredded artwork reaction


A work by the elusive street artist apparently self-destructed in front of startled auction-goers, moments after being sold for £1.04 million. The spray-painted canvas "Girl With Balloon" went under the hammer at Sotheby's in London, fetching more than three times its pre-sale estimate and equaling a record price for the artist. Then, as an alarm sounded, it ran through a shredder embedded in the frame, emerging from the bottom in strips.

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