Banksy buyer: I’ll pay in full
THE buyer of a work of art by artist Banksy which was partially shredded after its sale for £1 million has agreed to pay in full and will keep the work.
Girl With Balloon was bought for £1.04m by a European art collector, but almost as soon as the hammer fell, the canvas was passed through a secret shredder hidden in the large frame.
The buyer, who has not been named, said: “I was at first shocked, but gradually I began to realise that I would end up with my own piece of art history.”
The art was shredded itself after being sold.