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Slobodan Blagojevic

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Banksy at an Auction
« on: October 06, 2018, 09:39:18 AM »

Not photography, but has some interesting implications on pricing of art:

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Banksy has previously made clear his feelings about the art market in a work entitled “I Can’t Believe You Morons Actually Buy This Shit”.

“Banksy painting ‘self-destructs’ on podium in auction prank“

https://www.ft.com/content/1c748f2e-c8ea-11e8-ba8f-ee390057b8c9
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Re: Banksy at an Auction
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2018, 10:32:10 AM »

Yeah!
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Re: Banksy at an Auction
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2018, 04:42:44 PM »

Brilliant…and, given that it's a piece by Banksy, not exactly unexpected.  :D  Know your artist!

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Re: Banksy at an Auction
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 06:49:39 PM »

Banksy is so effective that the Financial Times won't let me read the the piece about him unless I subscribe.   :'(

Go, Banksy!!
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Re: Banksy at an Auction
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2018, 06:49:50 PM »

Hell, the shredded pieces will be taped together, doubling the price.

The thing is, was Banksy being irreverent or inventing a new art? Maybe both, who knows.  Credit Sotheby’s, it allowed the performance.

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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2018, 07:13:54 PM »

Banksy is so effective that the Financial Times won't let me read the the piece about him unless I subscribe.   :'(

Funny, I was able to read the whole article this morning, but not anymore.

Here is a link from Washington Post:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2018/10/06/banksy-painting-sold-auction-million-then-automatically-shredded-itself/?utm_term=.dfdd4c2b8f96

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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2018, 12:27:29 AM »

There was a nice clip of the auction on my local news this evening. Banksy apparently built a shredder into the frame, so it was shredded as soon as it sold (and the price has now no doubt gone up substantially!)   ;D
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Re: Banksy at an Auction
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2018, 05:10:44 AM »

Banski wants to be -and is-  the next ‘Marcel Duchamp’ .
It follows Duchamps urinoir called ‘Fountain’ .
(Btw i have heared this fountain was an idea of a girlfriend)
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Re: Banksy at an Auction
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2018, 07:19:46 AM »

Any reports yet on how the shredder was triggered? Mobile phone app?

Opens up some possibilities for the future. Art will self-destruct unless royalties are paid to the creator, maybe?

Another angle on "creative destruction"?

A secondary market for each of the shredded strips might emerge.
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Re: Banksy at an Auction
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2018, 11:41:53 AM »

In a related “news”:

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Re: Banksy at an Auction
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2018, 12:33:06 PM »

In a related “news”:
Good one. Thanks for that, Slobodan.
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Re: Banksy at an Auction
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2018, 09:38:01 PM »

Amazing!
I shredded some of my old bad prints a few years ago, and I haven't gotten a single offer yet!   :o
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Re: Banksy at an Auction
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2018, 10:07:20 PM »

Funny, I was able to read the whole article this morning, but not anymore.

Here is a link from Washington Post:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2018/10/06/banksy-painting-sold-auction-million-then-automatically-shredded-itself/?utm_term=.dfdd4c2b8f96

I've run out of my free articles from the Washington Post as well as the FInancial Times.  Banksy at work again. 

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« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2018, 02:52:42 AM »

Amazing!
I shredded some of my old bad prints a few years ago, and I haven't gotten a single offer yet!   :o

That's probably because the maid misinterpreted the significance of your renaming of the prints as written on the yellow sticky attached to it which read "garbage".
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« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2018, 03:26:41 AM »

I shredded some of my old bad prints a few years ago, and I haven't gotten a single offer yet!   :o

Wrong way round, Eric! Get the offers, then shred. Fundamental mistake. Too late to rectify, sadly.

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« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2018, 04:51:20 PM »

From the Limericking Twitter account:

A painting by Banksy was smart;
At auction, it shredded apart.
Now tattered, in pieces,
Its value increases,
For such is the market for art.


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Re: Banksy at an Auction
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2018, 09:41:48 PM »

Nice one, Dave.

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Re: Banksy at an Auction
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2018, 01:53:57 PM »

This is a case of an original publicity stunt. 
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