Sotheby's, October 5th 2018


Comments • 885

  • Der Coor
    Der Coor Day ago

    I hope you added a bomb there to avoid selling it again shreddered

  • Yugan Dali
    Yugan Dali Day ago

    What's wrong with people, spending that kind of money for a mediocre work? There are tons of much more talented artists. I know that buying junk like that can be used to launder money, but at least, if you're laundering money, support talent!

  • F0_0LY
    F0_0LY Day ago

    *Girl With Balloon has left the group chat*

  • Stephen Parallox

    Truly Legendary!

  • F0_0LY
    F0_0LY 2 days ago

    What an evil genius! :O

  • SupaChicNic
    SupaChicNic 2 days ago

    Genius. Love the idea of a self destructing artwork.

  • xristos kalandrias
    xristos kalandrias 2 days ago

    Everything's in order..

  • dicbyrd
    dicbyrd 3 days ago

    I researched this. It had a modified clapper in it . Instead of it listening for hands clapping it listens for the sound of a gavel hitting the table.

  • Mr Wolf
    Mr Wolf 3 days ago +1

    I'm amazed by how that mechanism still worked after so many years (even if perhaps it eventually got stuck).
    ...But the funniest thing of this is that the buyer now has a unique and much more valuable "work of art" (???). ... 3:)

  • Yoices Brox
    Yoices Brox 3 days ago

    🔥 🔥 🔥 This will blow y-our mind for sure! 🔥🔥🔥
    🔥🔥🔥▶ ◀🔥🔥🔥
    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Thank me later.

  • SavvySteak
    SavvySteak 4 days ago

    A win

  • Pt0wN973b0iI
    Pt0wN973b0iI 4 days ago +1

    Biggest troll ever!

  • Herkimer Snodgrass
    Herkimer Snodgrass 4 days ago

    Why is the paper bright white in the frame, but dull white or brownish when it comes through the shredder? i.e, the intact part in the frame and the shredded part outside the frame look like different pieces of paper. (Not saying they are, but it looks strange.)

  • Mark Travis
    Mark Travis 4 days ago

    Why would someone so this. Is there a reason did this?

  • goozlo
    goozlo 4 days ago

    What battery did you use and how many years ago and it didn't lost it's charge? I guess you activated it by remote control, but the receiver consumes too much energy not to drain the battery after weeks, not years. If you managed to do that , you are not an artist , you are the new Tesla and you will get a Nobel price for solving the biggest problem of batteries.

  • Fabien Cazeau
    Fabien Cazeau 4 days ago

    De la merde. C'est de la merde. Calculée, téléphonée, de bourges et pour bourges. Boboksy.

  • Ed Jack
    Ed Jack 4 days ago

    Ironically since this is Art the painting should be worth more now, I would definitely buy that painting after, since it has been everywhere on the internet and on the news!
    #troll #backfired

    MR. SNAIL 4 days ago

    The prank of the century

  • почта почта

    Круто!!! DDDDDDD

  • Austin Delaney
    Austin Delaney 4 days ago

    Wow I can draw a girl with a balloon shit art is easy

  • Lauren Desiree
    Lauren Desiree 4 days ago


  • jamnjam
    jamnjam 4 days ago

    He hates that people like his art that much? I don't know how to feel about this.

  • Hmoobgai
    Hmoobgai 4 days ago

    We all need a good laugh...

  • Hilary Little
    Hilary Little 5 days ago


  • Peter M
    Peter M 5 days ago

    I love it, stick to those inflated auction houses!!!

  • 대장김
    대장김 5 days ago


  • ziljin
    ziljin 5 days ago +1

    This is modern art!

  • Erin Helgerman
    Erin Helgerman 5 days ago

    My art teacher thought this was amazing so she showed it to my class. Ur a legend 😂 but actually tho great job! Ur art is incredible!

  • Mild Autism
    Mild Autism 5 days ago

    I don’t see how people are saying this is illegal, it’s his painting right?

  • lαиα loves shoujo єѕт.2013

    ...😂😂😂 fuck em.

  • Nayely M
    Nayely M 5 days ago +1

    was it his painting? I’m lost

  • Rich Buddy
    Rich Buddy 5 days ago

    it is a bullshit fake story..... any dumb ass art curator knows a picture isn't one foot thick and 25 pounds heavy.. FAKE AS F. totally produced video with actors. GAY. CNN is using this same exact film clip.. from where? who filmed it and knew to keep the camera on it? Who the fuck is going to accept a piece of art without examining it before placing it for auction. FAKE OR DID BANKSY CASH IN AND SOLD THIS PIECE TO THE CURATOR AND THEY WELL KNEW WHAT TO EXPECT.

  • Julio Villeda
    Julio Villeda 5 days ago

    We watched this in my art class and apparently not that this was shredded it's actually worth more he hated it when his art would be auctioned off it was meant for the people

  • The Music Machine
    The Music Machine 5 days ago


  • Prestons Willis
    Prestons Willis 5 days ago

    Banksy is kind of full of himself

  • Jose Gutierrez
    Jose Gutierrez 5 days ago

    James Bond 007 shht

  • Albert Garden
    Albert Garden 5 days ago

    Black banksy injured his right ring finger when he ordered the cutters.
    Camera banksy has no knowledge of shredder.
    Gray lady banksy is too conspicuous.
    Pink asian beauty banksy turned around too early.
    Picture girl banksy is alright.

  • Salty Cola
    Salty Cola 5 days ago

    This looks scripted asf

  • meme man zero
    meme man zero 5 days ago

    I C O N I C

  • Jose_Trocones
    Jose_Trocones 5 days ago

    Why tho

  • TechnicalTradesman
    TechnicalTradesman 5 days ago

    If it was a "secret" shredder. Why is there a window in the back?

  • 787brx8
    787brx8 5 days ago

    One should always be willing to destroy their own work!
    As A ghostwriter...I ruined the Disney Star Wars B version screenplays. However I still have the higher quality originals that need to be destroyed as well.
    Let "Er rip!

  • Andrew Sani
    Andrew Sani 5 days ago

    0:20 Is that SpongeBob SquarePants on the top screen?!?!

  • The Main Man Ray
    The Main Man Ray 5 days ago

    Alright USclip, that’s enough...a week on my recommendations is enough. You win 😭.

  • Wuz Wutz
    Wuz Wutz 5 days ago +1

    FBI: we have no evidence that he did this
    man under investigation: hold my beer

  • Invalid Input
    Invalid Input 5 days ago

    I think this is punishment for spending money on a painting when you could’ve spent all that somewhere more is to be admired and appreciated, not to be owned and forgotten

  • Kenneth Torres II
    Kenneth Torres II 5 days ago


  • Kasey Morist
    Kasey Morist 5 days ago

    Even more valuable shreded IMO. You genius!

  • ducky king
    ducky king 5 days ago

    Hey I was alive that day

  • Sumayyah Ross
    Sumayyah Ross 5 days ago

    But why

  • 1morningstarluxfere
    1morningstarluxfere 5 days ago

    Fake news

  • RN Kim
    RN Kim 5 days ago

    sure seems like a see through attempt for publicity worked...the world is chattering away about some piece of crap painting, made by a Warhol knock off piece of crap artist, sold for gobs of piece of crap fiat dollars, in an elitist piece of crap market place

  • Humburrito Pies
    Humburrito Pies 5 days ago

    Banksy is fucking genius

  • Zman Gaming
    Zman Gaming 5 days ago

    Just like how the girl’s balloon is flying away, the buyer can no longer have the painting. The girl can still see the balloon and the buyer can still see the painting, but neither of them can get want they want; it’s out of reach.

  • Zman Gaming
    Zman Gaming 5 days ago

    I saw this on Reddit

  • Starr love
    Starr love 5 days ago

    the lady at 0:56 in the blue she clapped she probably was like good thing I didn't buy that

  • kiseter
    kiseter 5 days ago

    #37 on trending lol

  • Angelina Cruz
    Angelina Cruz 5 days ago

    I can't help but think that Mr. T.O.P. would have loved this 🤠

  • You You
    You You 5 days ago +1

    Ahhh the retardation of America...

  • Some Person
    Some Person 5 days ago

    Best performance piece yet, fine art is very over valued for something that can be destroyed in seconds.

  • Aesha
    Aesha 5 days ago

    Why do you not want it up for auction?

  • Father Homewood
    Father Homewood 5 days ago

    Absolute MADLAD!

  • dxd 1356
    dxd 1356 5 days ago +1

    Congratulations you played yourself

  • woo hoo
    woo hoo 5 days ago

    You sir are the ultimate stunt queen.

  • Edgar G.
    Edgar G. 5 days ago


  • Savage Guy
    Savage Guy 5 days ago


  • Hush Whisper
    Hush Whisper 5 days ago

    Since 2010 no one has proved this fake >

  • Martin Garcia
    Martin Garcia 5 days ago +1

    Am I the only one that heard Katy Perry screaming

  • LegendArySayain
    LegendArySayain 5 days ago

    You mean to tell me all I had to do to make 880,000 pounds was paint a kid with a heart shaped ballon and then shred it?

  • Maddy Z
    Maddy Z 5 days ago

    My art teacher showed this in class today 😱😂

  • Oscar The Penguin
    Oscar The Penguin 5 days ago +1

    How does it work? Is it remote controlled?

  • Ace Rothstein
    Ace Rothstein 5 days ago

    "Banksy" is gay.

  • Dmitry Andreev
    Dmitry Andreev 5 days ago +1

    Banksy - idiot.

  • Celos
    Celos 5 days ago

    Bruh! I just realized that's the girl with the balloon that you spray paint on a wall in Infamous: Second Son

  • Arthur Espinosa
    Arthur Espinosa 5 days ago

    Wait what

  • Ado B
    Ado B 6 days ago

    Makes the painting even more epic to be honest

  • Ado B
    Ado B 6 days ago

    Master troll

  • James Wang
    James Wang 6 days ago

    The real story here: Banksy created a battery that could hold its charge for LONGER THAN A YEAR and power a shredder!
    OMG, the secret of having my Apple Watch last longer than a day is with Banksy all along!!

  • James Wang
    James Wang 6 days ago

    So, Banksy created a battery that held its charge to power a shredder for more than a year... Dear Banksy, can you please go and work for Apple instead? Clearly, your advanced knowledge of batteries will help them to finally create an iPhone and Apple Watch that could last longer than a day!!

  • Aion Wild
    Aion Wild 6 days ago


  • Vinson
    Vinson 6 days ago

    Hey, was that Pierce Brosnan heading for the door?

  • MommA BeaR
    MommA BeaR 6 days ago

    How cool!

  • Noah Gist
    Noah Gist 6 days ago +1

    Greatest art Prank of all time?

  • Liz Blue Bandit
    Liz Blue Bandit 6 days ago

    I luv it so much, 😚

  • David Perkins
    David Perkins 6 days ago

    Chaotic neutral

  • Liz Gallardo
    Liz Gallardo 6 days ago


  • Frozen Burrito
    Frozen Burrito 6 days ago

    I laughed so hard when I heard about this. What an absolute mad lad

  • Anita Ful
    Anita Ful 6 days ago

    how come an ugly obscene picture was sold for an obscene Price in the same night? who bougth that?

  • Loren Willcock
    Loren Willcock 6 days ago

    Talk about the ultimate troll

  • Joseph
    Joseph 6 days ago +1

    Now the shredded painting is worth double!!

  • Joseph
    Joseph 6 days ago

    Love you

  • Chaofun
    Chaofun 6 days ago

    A 55 thousand subscriber with a trending video.
    Seems legit.

  • lamakicker69
    lamakicker69 6 days ago

    It’s definitely worth more now

  • Tommy Hammernots
    Tommy Hammernots 6 days ago

    Half shredded. Meh artist, meh mechanical engineer.

  • Lauren G
    Lauren G 6 days ago

    I just wanna know what the statement was.. that people who go to art auctions are a bunch of wankers? That paintings are overpriced and we shouldn’t be wasting our money on that kind of bullshit? But it was your painting wasn’t it?

  • Lord KGB
    Lord KGB 6 days ago


  • Q-10
    Q-10 6 days ago +1

    They all looked so shocked😂💀

  • Random Things
    Random Things 6 days ago

    There's so much technical bullshit here that this is just sad to watch. Exacto knives sideways instead of sharp discs, color of the paper, unexplained fold on the paper, shredded picture not in the same position, battery life, just to name a few. Banksy, you were my hero and now it looks like you've became a villain. I still respect your wit and style but seriously fuck you for that shit.

  • Krish Mistry
    Krish Mistry 6 days ago +1

    0:39 is he pressing a button?