The Banksy saga continues…
Sotheby’s have maintained that they have nothing to do with it, but they’re definitely dining out on the publicity. They’ve just unveiled the newly titled “Girl in the Bin” at their Bond Street, London gallery, and we have it exclusively here for you:
Sotheby’s staff told us we weren’t allowed to film, so we had to be a bit sneaky about it.
Here are the pics:
The auctioneer presiding over the sale, Alex Branczik, stated the following:
“Let’s end the speculation and crazy conspiracy stories. Banksy didn’t destroy an artwork during our Evening sale last week; he created one. This is the newly titled Love Is In the Bin, 2018. Were we in on it? Absolutely not. Do you really think Banksy, who started out stencilling walls in Bristol and dodging the local authorities, would want to collaborate with the art establishment? Where’s the subversion in that? Come on, you should all know better. Come and see the finished painting (and see if you can spot the shredder) this weekend at Sotheby’s New Bond Street.”
What do you think?