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Banksy's 'Girl with a Balloon' record sold for $ 25.5 million

Banksy’s ‘Girl with a Balloon’ record sold for $ 25.5 million

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LONDON – AFP: Three years later, it has created a sense of self-loathing, with British street artist Banksy’s “Girl with a Balloon” painting selling for .6 18.6 million ($ 25.5 million) during an auction in London. Artist.
The painting, renamed “Love in the Pin”, was sold at an auction organized by Sotheby’s, and its price was higher than the previous record for Banksy’s work.
His painting, entitled “Game Changer” (changing the equation) for members of the medical staff, sold for 16 16.75 million ($ 23 million) last March, the proceeds from the artist’s work being donated to British Health.
As soon as the auction was over, the auction rolled over, with the painting selling for சேக 1,042 million ($ 1.36 million) to European collectors in 2018.
“I can’t say how scared I am to hit this hammer,” said auction director Oliver Parker, before announcing the victory of an Asian collector for a fee of 16 16 million and 2. 2.6 million.
The art world was shocked by what happened to the painting in its final appearance in 2018.


As soon as the auction was over, to the amazement of the audience, a portrait of a young woman holding a heart-shaped red balloon fell to the bottom of the painting and began to shatter automatically by a crushing machine held by the bank. Hidden. Half of the plate was cut off according to this step.
On Thursday evening, Alex Francic, Sotheby’s Asia’s Contemporary and Modern Art Officer, said that what happened at the time was “the most amazing art event of the twenty-first century” and “made this auction so popular.” History. “

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Banksy, through this self-destruction, wanted to create a strong vibe in the art world and express his refusal to “commodify” art. However, his works became fiercely competitive, and his works were sold at record prices.
The buyer who won the job at the time said, “On this Surreal evening three years ago, I inadvertently became the special owner of this painting, but the time has come to drop it.”
Originally painted on a wall in south London in 2002, the painting was a favorite masterpiece of the British before being put up for auction.
A copy of the double board “Girl with a Balloon” (“Diptik”) was put up for auction on Friday in Christie’s.
This double board, created by Banksy in 2005, shows a young woman holding a heart-shaped red balloon on a white background. It is valued at 2.5 2.5 million and மில்லியன் 3.5 million ($ 3.4 million and 7 4.7 million), respectively.
The works of the British artist, who hails from Bristol and keeps his identity a secret, evoke the enthusiasm of auctioneers for contemporary art, his particular touch on hot topics such as immigrants and “Brexit”.