Trending: Banksy artwork self-destructs after being sold at auction

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Banksy’s “Girl with Balloon” sold for $1.4 million Friday at Sotheby’s Auction House. 

Moments after the gavel fell, it was reduced to shreds.

According to a news release from Sotheby’s, a shredder hidden inside the frame of the painting caused the work to self-destruct.

Banksy himself posted a picture of stunned patrons watching as the shredder did its work, along with the words “Going, Going, Gone.”
 

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