Banksy Artwork Shredded After Selling at Auction May Have Increased in Value
Banksy Shreds 'Girl with Balloon' Painting after Sotheby's Auction
Banksy reveals how he shredded a work of art after it was sold at auction
Banksy is an anonymous England-based street artist, vandal, political activist, and film director, active since the 1990s. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Banksy's work grew out of the Bristol underground scene, which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. Banksy says that he was inspired by 3D, a graffiti artist and founding member of the musical group Massive Attack.