Sotheby announced he’s auctioning off Banksy’s artwork: “Vote to love”.
The British artist created this work in June 2018, previously presenting it under the name of Bryan S Gaakman, Banksy’s anagram.
But his work was returned to sender, rejected without explanation by the exhibition coordinator Grayson Perry.
A few months later, however, the same coordinator contacted Banksy, so the artist came out and sent back the same artwork and claimed its provenance.
Clearly, a few days later the painting was immediately exhibited in the gallery.
The first and only time that one of his works has been auctioned off, after a few minutes it has been made in a thousand pieces by a shredder all mounted behind the frame just in case it was put up for sale.
“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge” with this famous definition by Pablo Picasso, Banksy justifies his action.
The painting will be beaten initially for at least £500,000, as happened on June 6 last year for “the girl and balloon”.
Which is why, now you may ask, what will happen?
On the 11 of February, we’ll find out if Banksy’s still got a surprise.