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Girl With Balloon shreds itself after auction

One of Banksy's works, Balloon Girl, was sold in an auction at Sotheby's in London for £1.04m. However, very shortly after the gavel dropped and it was sold, an alarm sounded inside of the picture frame and the canvas passed through a shredder hidden within the frame, partially shredding the picture.

"Big Fish" opens at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre

“Big Fish” is a new Broadway musical based on the 2003 Tim Burton film and the popular novel by Daniel Wallace. Part adventure, part fantasy, “Big Fish” is a journey through a magical world filled with bigger than life characters.

King Baudouin opens Museum for Modern Art in Brussels

The Belgian Comic Strip Center is a museum dedicated to Belgian comics. The building was designed by Victor Horta in Art Nouveau style and originally served as textile department store. Decades later, there was a fund of Flemish and Walloon comics artists who attempted to turn it into a museum.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

died 1989

Bette Davis

born 2000

Jazz Jennings

born 1820

Jenny Lind

born 1973

Ioan Gruffudd