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Banksy’s self shredding art ‘girl with the balloon’ inspires funny internet parodies

A few week ago, a framed copy of  the famed Banksy’s  “Girl with Balloon” work made Twitter trends with a self-shreding art  moment after being auctioned for $1.4 million at Sotheby’s. The shredding ,  ( an act which most art critics speculate Sotheby was part of ) transformed the framed print into a realtime performance art, and made the expensive painting even more expensive and the costliest  piece of performance artever sold at auction.

But the seriousness of the event nor the big money involved has stopped people from trying to imitate the performance. Making parodies of Banksy’s work by shredding any object or piece of art they could find. And it has become a meme on Instagram. Here are a few: 

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More so, because the shredding was an intentional decision by Banksy — althought the artist has come out to say it wasn’t a completed one; as the shredder malfuncted half way through the performance — the performance has ‘ improved’ the cost of the already sold masterpiece,  separating it from the several prints out there.

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After shred ( Michelle chan art )

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The Instagram shred.

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Cusine shredder.

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Cocktail ( @sethweinberg )

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Breast cancer ( Give pink  )

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Meat shredder.

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Pour ( purcari_wines  )

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Potato chips

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 Itichy and scratchy (celout_melb ) 

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Monabanksy ( Argo-comncepts )

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Banksy portrait ( K.Rod )

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Office shredder

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Frenchie Girl with Balloons ( tori.tubbi )

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Fishy chips.

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DIY  ( ikeanorge ) 

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