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But the British artist keeps the identity of Banksy a mystery, and even manages keep professional artists in the contemporary art field guessing. Banksy also produced copies, such as a limited edition of Girl with Balloon sprayed onto canvases. Banksy is known to be a freehand graffiti artist and merged graffiti art with installation and performance art with wry wit and stealth. “”It appears we just got Banksy-ed,”” Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s head of contemporary art in Europe, said in a statement on the auction house’s website. “”A few years ago I secretly built a shredder into a painting,”” reads a caption, before a person wearing a hoodie installs the device.
Created this print edition in 2008, and the shredding took place 10 full years later – marking perhaps what would be the “longest burn” to one of his stunts that we’ve ever seen. Depicts a small child rendered in black and white who reaches out towards a bright red, heart shaped balloon dangling from a string. By the late 2010s, Banksy’s status as a global icon was solidified, and his works were regularly selling for millions at auction. In this climate, a fateful auction of Banksy Girl with a Balloon Graffiti again shifted Banksy’s public perception and sent his market spiraling ever higher. Jasper from My ArtBroker provided a slick and professional service in the sale of my print.Great communication and seamless process from start to finish.
In July 2017, a Samsung poll of 2,000 people from the UK asked participants about their favourite British piece of art. In March 2014, Banksy reworked the, by then, extremely high-profile stencil to mark the third anniversary of the civil war in Syria. The redesigned image was used to promote #withsyria, a campaign to raise awareness and rally support for the victims of the three-year-long conflict.
But after the head-turning display, commenters on social media surmised that the shredded Girl With Balloon will soar in value, once the shredded pieces are patched back together. Works, the image is an ambiguous one, leaving the viewer to decipher whether the girl is reaching out to catch the balloon or rather has let it slip from her fingers and is watching in anguish as it drifts into oblivion. This could be interpreted as a metaphor, perhaps, for the inevitable loss of childhood and innocence. One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways of buying work by Banksy is by using us to reach a seller. MyArtBroker is a curated site, meaning we feature artists that our collectors say they want.
The woman who won the bidding at the auction went through and purchased the shredded art. “Love Is in the Bin“, and authenticated by the artist’s authentication agency Pest Control. As the United Kingdom was edging closer to the 2017 general election, Banksy reproduced a different version of Girl with Balloon, with the balloon featuring a Union Jack design. Banksy offered to send a free print of the stencil to any registered voters in certain electorates, provided they could photographically prove that they had voted against the Tories. Banksy’s artworks are well-recognized in the streets of London and many other public places in the world.