These are the faces of the shocked auction-goers who witnessed an original piece of art by street artist, Banksy, self-destruct right before their eyes. The painting was sold in an auction moments before for $1.4 million-- almost three times the pre-sale estimate. Right after the sale, the artwork ran through a shredder inside the photo's frame, which Sotheby's noted as "an integral element of the artwork chosen by Banksy himself".
They are in talks with the buyer to figure out the next steps, but I think a shredded Banksy could be just as cool! Take the pieces, put them together, frame them?
Alex Branczik, Head of Contemporary European Art at the auction house where it all went down said it best, "It appears we just got Banksy-ed."