Everyone has their own path to glory. You can write a masterpiece that will excite the viewer even through the centuries, like canvases Leonardo da Vinci
or Ivan Aivazovsky
. Or you can create a work and go down in history by cutting it into small pieces with a shredder right in front of a shocked audience.
The high-profile story of the sale of a painting by street artist Banksy has really become part of art history. This was proudly stated by the buyer of the canvas, who wished to remain anonymous. Now the painting has been given the status of an art object and a new name- 'Love in the trash', because it will be displayed exclusively in the trash basket. But the most interesting thing in this case is that the price of the painting in this regard has doubled, and today's experts estimate it at $2.64 million.
What happened on October 5, 2018 in the Sotheby's auction hall was carefully thought out and implemented by a creative artist. Later, Banksy (he hides his real identity from the general public) posted a video on the network, which showed the technical details of the project.
Deciding that just selling a painting under the hammer would not be enough for him, Banksy came up with a way to impress the world and once again draw attention to his work. He decided to simply destroy the result of his work in front of potential buyers.
'Girl with a ball' was implemented in a massive frame ‒ this was a prerequisite of the author. The auction lasted only 10 minutes, and as soon as the hammer counted the third blow, the canvas began to crawl out of the frame, simultaneously being crushed into small pieces by the shredder.