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Banksy's painting 'self-destructed' after $1.4M sale

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Oct 6, 2018 11:09 AM 6+ mon ago

Sotheby's Contemporary Art said in a statement the painting from the famous graffiti artist Banksy "self-destructed" just as the gavel fell Friday at Sotheby's auction house in London.

"The framed work, spray paint and acrylic on canvas, mounted on board depicted a girl reaching out toward a bright red, heart shaped balloon -- one of Banksy's most iconic images -- began to pass through a shredder hidden in the frame," the statement said.

The $1.4 million sale tied the artist's record in sales at a 2008 auction, according to the statement.

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