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A stencil spray painting by elusive street artist Banksy self-destructed on Friday, moments after being sold for $1.4 million, baffling onlookers.

The artwork titled “Girl With Balloon,” one of Banksy’s best-known works, went under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London, fetching more than three times its pre-sale estimate and equaling a record price for the artist. Sotheby’s said the painting, which depicts a small child reaching up toward a heart-shaped red balloon, was signed.

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As soon as the alarm sounded, the painting ran through a shredder embedded in the frame, emerging from the bottom in strips. Pictures captured the shocked looks on onlookers face as the expensive art was cut into ribbons.

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  1. His art is not for hoarding, hanging or framing. It is meant to be what it is – wall paintings that combine an otherwise ignored architectural element and the clever eye of the artist. If this is a true story (perhaps/perhaps not) then kudos to the artist for showing the idiot who thought the piece was really ever intended to be sold that even for a $1.4 Million somethings just aren’t really for sale.

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