Buy Art, See Art Go Bye Bye

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  1. HuckleberryFun

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    A painting by the artist Banksy that sold for 1.5 million dollars self-destructed immediately after it was sold as watching auction house patrons gasped. The frame secretly incorporated a shredder that the mischievous artist activated right after the gavel came down.

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    One art appraiser said that the work actually “may be worth more in its shredded state.”
    Worth more shredded? That is a modern art masterpiece, right there!
     
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    Crazy!
    They are in negotiations with the auction house and the buyer on what to do about the now "destroyed" ( Or Not ) art!
    Don't know if I would be super pizzed or not! The artist is well known for these types of pranks, so this might be a bonus to the buyer as part of the appeal of owning one of these pieces!
     
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    Was I the only one that thought this thread was about some dude named Art?
     
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    Banksy has every right to do whatever he wants with his art pieces, even after it got sold :rolleyes::) Hilariously, that comment on "it may be worth more in its present state"...maybe, if the frame is included...as that frame is probably another art masterpiece..after all, there's such a thing as performance art and art installation :D:p As a fellow artist, I do feel like this is a very good way of making sure the copyright stays with the work in its state. This way, commercialization cannot happen, unless it is in pieces.
     
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    Let the meme's begin:

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  6. HuckleberryFun

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    Sooo...should have seen that one coming! :p
     
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