The Banksy painting that sensationally self-destructed three years ago after selling for $1.4 million at auction was resold by Sotheby’s Thursday for 18.6 million pounds, or $25.4 million dollars in Oct 2021.
At the time of the shredding incident, Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s head of contemporary art, Europe, said: “Banksy didn’t destroy an artwork in the auction, he created one.”
The purchaser had a choice to either get a refund or continue with the purchase. The buyer chose to go home with the art piece.
In the codified world of art, there is no such thing as non-attachment. All art objects have meaning, even if they mean nothing.
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