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Banksy’s ‘Balloon Girl’ Shatters World Records After Fetching US$1 Million
By Thanussha Priyah, 25 Sep 2020
Image via Bruno Mameli / Shutterstock.com
Back in 2018, Banksy’s iconic Girl with Balloon fetched US$1.37 million but it went into a shredder moments after it was sold as a divisive public stunt.
This week, Banksy’s Balloon Girl – Colour AP (Purple) from 2004 went under the hammer at Christie’s online auction, titled I can’t believe you morons actually buy this sh*t, and broke world records for selling at £791,250 (US$1 million).
The mysterious street artist’s works have always raised an enormous amount during auctions but the latest Balloon Girl piece, has shattered the world auction record for a Banksy print and the world record for a print sold via an online auction.
In the next month, London auction house Sotheby’s is setting up an online auction for Banksy’s Show me the Monet, the artist’s pastiche of Monet’s famed work, The Water-Lily Pond (1899).
Browse through Banksy’s pieces, including Balloon Girl, from the auction here.
[via Observer, cover image via Christie’s]
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