Sunday, 7 October 2018

Going, Going, Gone!


£1,042,000 including premiums that is, as Banky's Girl With Balloon, painting on canvas was presented in an exceptionally thick and ornate frame, and then self destructed! the action started when Sotheby’s announced that a final lot of their Contemporary Art Evening Auction on the Friday night of 2018 Frieze week in London,

as the auctioneer was rounding up the evening and saying thank you and goodbye, an alarm went off and the canvas began to slide out of the bottom of the frame in strips, I am so glad my sealed bid was too low, imagine if I had been the successful bidder! but this incident has put me off buying other works by the artist for my collection, as if.

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