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Famous anonymous artist Banksey who does street art that pops up overnight and is usually removed shortly just had one of his paintings, spray paint on acrylic piece called little girl and balloon.  It sold at Sothebys  auction for $1,400,000. Just after it was hammered sold the large picture frame started making noise and the painting started coming down and out the bottom of the frame in shreds.  Banksey posted on his twitter account "Going, Going, Gone.


Evidently he had some sort of remote triggering mechanism to start the shredder.  Was really quite the auction.


Big question is, now the painting has shredded itself, will it be more valuable than what it sold for.  In art, many times the forgery stuff is worth more than the original.  One was a famous chair that was supposed to be by a famous furniture maker 300 years ago.  The Henry Ford museum bought the chair, experts authenticated it and after it was put in the museum a guy said he built the chair and made it look like an original.  He told the museum where he had placed his mark and when they rechecked it they found his secret mark.  Seems the guy had placed the chair in a flowing stream for a long time, painted it with an enamel, subjected it to fire and etc. and it got sold to Ford.  The fake chair is well worth more than an original.

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