Banksy, “Love in the Trash Can” (2018). Private collection
In turn, Banksy agreed to “re-authenticate” the picture under the new name - “Love in the trashcan” - and date it to 2018.
So far it is unclear what was the first - the decision of the customer to save the work or the artist’s decision to re-authenticate and rename.
In turn, Sotheby's is trying to extract the maximum benefit from this story. The company describes the canvas, spontaneously ground in the middle of the auction room, as "the world's first work of art created during the auction." This weekend - October 13 and 14 - the picture will be put on public display in the galleries of New Bond Street in London.
In turn, Arno Olivo, an expert at the Artcurial Paris auction house, suggested that Banksy was not going to destroy the whole picture. She was only partially cut and "became something else." And the accompanying noise in social networks gives her the aura of a “cult work of art.” The video about self-destructing work immediately became viral on the Web. When the presenter announced the winner, an alarm was heard, and the picture half slid through the automatic chopper, which the artist secretly built into the frame. Many have suggested that Sotheby's participated in the action, because works of art and frames are usually carefully studied before selling. However, the auction house firmly denies any involvement in this story.
The representative of Sotheby's Alex Branchik wrote on Instagram: “Let's stop the speculations and delusional stories of the conspiracy. Banksy did not destroy the work of art during our evening sale last week - he created another. This is a new work called “Love in the trash can”, 2018. Were we involved in this? Definitely not. Do you really think that Banksy, who puts stencils on the walls in Bristol and hides from local authorities, would like to cooperate with an artistic institution? Come on, you know all this better. ”"Girl with a balloon" - one of the most recognizable works of Banksy. She first appeared on the Thames Embankment in 2002, and a few years later the artist painted it on canvas. At his request, the frame was an integral part of the work. Recall that the hiding British artist confirmed that he had inserted Schroeder into the frame while creating the painting in 2006. Immediately after the action, he posted a video on Instagram, accompanying him with a quote attributed to Pablo Picasso: “the desire to destroy is also a creative motive.”
Based on artnet News and Artdaily