Art Dirt: Banksy Prank Fail

by Glasstire October 13, 2018

Banksy’s painting displayed at Sotheby’s after the shredding

In our latest Art Dirt podcast, Rainey Knudson and Christina Rees discuss all the ways they’re underwhelmed by Banksy’s prank this week of shredding a painting during a Sotheby’s auction.

“If it had fallen out into a little pile of shards on the floor and then self-combusted, then I would have been interested.”

To play the podcast, click on the orange play button below. You can also listen to it here.


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Steve Brudniak October 14, 2018 - 16:04

well maybe it will finish shredding and self combust after all the news dies down after all

Rainey Knudson October 14, 2018 - 16:32

Hope springs eternal!

tom October 15, 2018 - 10:38

my college students (even my art students) are not familiar with this prank…and 3/4 of them haven’t heard of Banksy. They recognize his images when I show them. Ugh….I am surrounded by Disney lovers and video game mouth breathers. Shoot me (in front of bidders at the auction house!)

Rainey Knudson October 15, 2018 - 11:15

No shooting! We love your art, Pinky!

Cynthia October 15, 2018 - 15:03

As a dear colleague once said, “Too much of not enough.”


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