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:
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.
After shred ( Michelle chan art )
The Instagram shred.
Cocktail ( @sethweinberg )
Breast cancer ( Give pink )
Pour ( purcari_wines )
Itichy and scratchy (celout_melb )
Monabanksy ( Argo-comncepts )
Banksy portrait ( K.Rod )
Frenchie Girl with Balloons ( tori.tubbi )
going Gone Fries ( maltesecreative
DIY ( ikeanorge )