Painting sells for $1.4 Mill then quickly shreds itself

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A painting by the artist Banksy was auctioned off at Sotheby's in London on Friday for about $1.4 million . . . then immediately shredded itself.  It turns out Banksy had been planning it for years, and installed a shredder in the frame, just in case it was ever sold.  So it's an anti-capitalist protest.  Ironically, it might be worth even more now.  You can't hear the shredder at the end of the auction, but there's a beeping sound and the crowd goes silent.

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. "The urge to destroy is also a creative urge" - Picasso

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