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OK, this is one funny prank
« on: October 06, 2018, 05:25:35 PM »
Not being a fa of this sort of art or a prank aficionado, I'd never heard of Banksy, but this is really funny:

https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/banksy-painting-self-destructs-auction-trnd/index.html

I was checking CNN to see if the confirmation had gone through and saw this headline about a painting that self-destructed immediately after being sold for $1.4 million at auction at Sotheby's.  Apparently, Banksy is known for pulling stunts, in this case, building a remotely-activated shredder into the painting's frame and having it turned on right after the sale.

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Re: OK, this is one funny prank
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 04:29:30 AM »
Again, I have come here. And never disappointed.

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Re: OK, this is one funny prank
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 09:53:17 PM »
Not being a fa of this sort of art or a prank aficionado, I'd never heard of Banksy, but this is really funny:

https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/banksy-painting-self-destructs-auction-trnd/index.html

I was checking CNN to see if the confirmation had gone through and saw this headline about a painting that self-destructed immediately after being sold for $1.4 million at auction at Sotheby's.  Apparently, Banksy is known for pulling stunts, in this case, building a remotely-activated shredder into the painting's frame and having it turned on right after the sale.

What I find more impressive is the reaction of the guy who won the auction: he went ahead with the sale, and declared that it was now more dear to them...
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Re: OK, this is one funny prank
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 11:02:46 AM »
What I find more impressive is the reaction of the guy who won the auction: he went ahead with the sale, and declared that it was now more dear to them...

Of course: this got international attention!