and Leo da Vinci was chasing dick
Banksy has his own crew of authenticators that work with auctioneers and curators, it's entirely possible that these people had unsupervised access to the piece mere days before the auction.I saw this and wondered, how many people were in on this. I mean, how do you trigger a shredder remotely after years?
Are other rich guys fine? If you are really against commercial art market, don't take part in an auction for starters. Maybe do it through a $1 (or $5) lottery.Only slight problem: the stunt was seen by many as a statement against the commercial art market - Banksy has said he doesn't like the idea of hedge fund managers owning his art - but that painting is now probably twice as valuable or more.
Maybe much more.
:::::Someone shredded a Banksy print on his own expecting it to sell for 80,000 pounds - double the sum he payed for it.
“It’s a different work now, so it needed a new title.” The shredded piece, titled “Love Is in the Bin,” has been granted another certificate by Pest Control, Banksy’s official authentication body. Neither Ms. Brooks nor Sotheby’s would confirm whether Banksy had been the seller of the painting.