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'Love is in the bin' goes under the hammer

dw.com Logo By Heike Mund, Louisa Schaefer of dw.com | Slide 1 of 15: A partially shredded canvas of one of Banksy's most celebrated works could sell for millions at Sotheby's in October 2021. "Love is in the Bin," formerly called "Girl With Balloon," has an estimated selling price of $6 to 8 million (€5 to 7 million). After the sale of the original canvas in 2018, the painting began to self-destruct in a shredder hidden in its frame moments after bidding ended.

Out of the bin

A partially shredded canvas of one of Banksy's most celebrated works could sell for millions at Sotheby's in October 2021. "Love is in the Bin," formerly called "Girl With Balloon," has an estimated selling price of $6 to 8 million (€5 to 7 million). After the sale of the original canvas in 2018, the painting began to self-destruct in a shredder hidden in its frame moments after bidding ended.
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