Good old Banksey at it again

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  1. serial

    serial Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I used to live in Bristol back in the early 2000s. Great to walk around and discover his art. Actually the whole place had a better quality of graffiti, competition really does improve the quality, even for vandalism.
     
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    It's a great stunt. Takes the painting and leaves his heart.

    I see experts say the painting is now worth more than when it was complete and record breaking.
     
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    Diabolically clever.
     
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    Guy is a genius, obviously... who would've thought it would shred only HALF.... that's an art in itself
     
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    That's brilliant!
     
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    I think the shredding stopped half way through - probably a dead battery.

    My first thought was "well is the sale still valid?".
     
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    I thought that halfway point was where he wanted to stop. Leaving that heart there was a happy accident if not intended.
     
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    serial Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    What I don’t understand, how did Sotheby’s authenticate it as genuine, without taking it out of the frame?
     
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    So why does the shredded portion look a different colour from the unshredded part? To me it looks like there's 2 paintings, one shredded and one normal? So they may be able to do this trick repeatedly?
     
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    Likely due to angle of light

     
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    I feel bad for the art curator who is going to have to deal with this - how can they preserve this work without changing the presentation, which is part of the original artist's intent?
     

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