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Banksy

Love is in the Bin

VAT reduced rateArtist's Resale Right

Estimate:

4,000,000

to
- 6,000,000 GBP

Property from a Private European Collector

Banksy

Banksy

Love is in the Bin

Love is in the Bin

Estimate:

4,000,000

to
- 6,000,000 GBP

Lot sold:

18,582,000

GBP

Property from a Private European Collector

Banksy

b. 1974

Love is in the Bin


signed on the reverse

Spray paint and acrylic on canvas mounted on board, framed by the artist.

Decommissioned, remote controlled shredding mechanism remains in the frame.

Frame integral.

142 by 78 by 18 cm. 60 by 30⅞ by 7 in.

Completed in 2018.


This work is unique.


This work is accompanied by a Pest Control Certificate of Authenticity. 

To request a Condition Report, please contact haleigh.stoddard@sothebys.com


For any other sale enquiries please contact Hugo Cobb hugo.cobb@sothebys.com

Please note that Sotheby’s will accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment for the lot. Please refer to the online catalogue for information on Payment in Cryptocurrency.
Gift from the Artist to a private collection 

Sotheby's, London, 5 October 2018, Lot 67

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Scott Reyburn, 'Banksy Painting Self-Destructs After Fetching $1.4 Million at Sotheby's', The New York Times, 6 October 2018 (text, online) 

Christian Allaire, 'Banksy Sold an Artwork for $1.4 Million at Sotheby's - Then it Self-Destructed', Vogue, 6 October 2018 (text, online) 

Scott Reyburn, 'How Banksy's Prank Might Boost His Prices: 'It's a Part of Art History'', The New York Times, 7 October 2018, illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's (online) 

James Pickford, 'Banksy Leaves the Credibility of Art Market in Shreds', The Financial Times, 7 October 2018, illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's (online) 

Jonathan Jones, 'Why putting £1m through the shredder is Banksy's greatest work', The Guardian, 8 October 2018, illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's (online) 

Colin Gleadell, 'What does Banksy's shredder stunt mean for the British art market?', The Telegraph, 8 October 2018, illustrated in colour (online) 

Jonathan Jones, 'Why Shredding a £1m Painting is Banksy's Greatest Work', The Guardian, 9 October 2018, p. G2, illustrated in colour 

Colin Gleadell, 'What could be worth even more than a Banksy? A shredded Banksy', The Daily Telegraph, 9 October 2018, n.p., illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's

Anny Shaw, 'Sotheby's 'Banksy-ed' as painting 'self-destructs' live at auction', The Art Newspaper, 10 October 2018 (text, online) 

James Pickford and Jan Dalley, 'Sale of Shredded $1m painting by Banksy completed to mystery buyer', The Financial Times, 11 October 2018, illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's (online) 

Katya Kazakina, 'Buyer of Banksy Painting That Self-Destructed Plans to Keep It', Bloomberg, 11 October 2018, illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's (online) 

Kelly Crow, 'Banksy Buyer Plans to Keep Shredded Painting', The Wall Street Journal, 11 October 2018 (text, online) 

Anny Shaw, 'Banksy renames shredded painting Love is in the Bin as work sells to winning bidder after a week of negotiation', The Art Newspaper, 11 October 2018 (text, online) 

Mattha Busby, 'Woman who bought shredded Banksy artwork will go through with purchase', The Guardian, 11 October 2018 (text, online) 

Felicity Carter, 'Banksy's Shredded 'Girl with Balloon' Has Been Renamed And Will Be On Show This Weekend', Forbes, 11 October 2018, illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's (online) 

Ray Sanchez, 'Banksy's 'Girl with Balloon' sale is confirmed - and it's got a new name' CNN Style, 12 October 2018, illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's (online) 

Anon., 'Banksy buyer says she will pay the full £1m for shredded artwork', The Guardian, 12 October 2018, n.p., illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's

Keiran Southern, 'It's art history, says buyer of Banksy's shredded £1m work', The Independent, 12 October 2018, p. i, illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's

Anon., 'Banksy's £1m shredded art? I'll still buy it!', Daily Mail, 12 October 2018, n.p. (text)

Susanne Schreiber, 'Geschreddertes Banksy-Bild erhält neuen Namen - Käuferin zahlt gerne', Handelsblatt, 12 October 2018 (online) 

Jan Dalley, 'You've been framed', The Financial Times, 13 October 2018, pp. 1-2, illustrated in colour

Anon., 'Banksy's Schnipsel sind verkauft: In der Tonne', FAZ, 13 October 2018, p. 13 (text) 

Paul Bracchi, 'Banksy's shredded painting', Daily Mail, 13 October 2018, pp. 34-35, illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's 

Will Gompertz, 'Will Gompertz on Banksy's Shredded Love is in the Bin', BBC News, 13 October 2018 (text, online) 

Waldemar Januszczak, 'Banksy', The Sunday Times, 14 October 2018, p. 25, illustrated in colour 

Darran Anderson, 'The Anarchy, Piety and Celebrity of Banksy's Auto-Destructive Prank', Frieze, 22 October 2018, illustrated in colour in installation at Sotheby's (online) 

Baden-Baden, Museum Frieder Burda, Banksy @ Museum Frieder Burda: Love is in the Bin, February – March 2019

Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, March 2019 – February 2020 (long-term loan)