Banksy artwork self-destructs immediately after being sold at auction for 1.4 million

Well he did it again. British street artist Banksy pulled off another shocking caper with his provocative art. His notable piece ‘Girl with Balloon’ was auctioned at the world-acclaimed¬† Sotheyby’s in London yesterday for a reported 1.4 million and right after the hammer dropped on the winning bid, an alarm sounded as the sought-after painting self-destructed into a paper shredder that was secretly built into the frame. The scene it created was a wild one and quickly became the internet story of the weekend.

Of course, Banksy engaging persona is just so intriguing because no one knows exactly who he is. His outlandish work has inspired a whole new generation of artists.