Banksy's shredded artwork sets auction record of £18.5m

Banksy's Love Is In The Bin - the artwork that self-shredded after being sold in 2018 - has sold for £18.5m, a record for the artist at auction. Sotheby's said the "decommissioned, remote controlled s

Banksy's shredded artwork sets auction record of £18.5m

Banksy's Love Is In The Bin - the artwork that self-shredded after being sold in 2018 - has sold for £18.5m, a record for the artist at auction.

Sotheby's said the "decommissioned, remote controlled shredding mechanism" was still in the frame.

The piece was originally titled Girl With Red Balloon when it was sold in October 2018, again at Sotheby's.

But the painting "self destructed" remotely moments after selling and the incident is now one of the artist's most famous stunts.

If the anonymous buyer in the 2018 auction held on to the artwork, today's sale means will have made a very healthy profit.