The partial shredding of a Banksy artwork didn’t go entirely to plan, the artist has confirmed.
Love is in the Bin self-shredded in its frame immediately after selling for £860,000 at Sotheby’s last week.
Now, Banksy has uploaded a video suggesting the entire canvas was supposed to shred, and not just two thirds of it.
A clip of a canvas shredding in full is seen in the video with the caption: “In rehearsals, it worked every time.”
The video shows the frame, complete with its shredder, being assembled in Banksy’s studio.
It also shows new footage from inside the auction room – including a clip of the button which triggered the shredding being pressed. Read more