Banksy’s Love Is In The Bin, the artwork that self-destroyed after being sold in 2018, sold for £ 18.5 million, a record for the artist at auction.
Sotheby’s said the “retired remote control shredding mechanism” was still in the frame.
The piece was originally titled Girl With Red Balloon when it was sold in October 2018, again at Sotheby’s.
But the painting “self-destroyed” remotely moments after selling and the incident is now one of the artist’s most famous stunts.
If the anonymous buyer at the 2018 auction held onto the artwork, today’s sales media will have made a very healthy profit.