Banksy’s shredded painting stunt shouldn’t be a meme, and here’s the proof

Banksy shredded painting stunt

For the past several days, everyone has been talking about Banksy's latest stunt, in which the famously secretive artist activated a secret shredder hidden inside the frame of one of his most iconic paintings just after it had been sold for $1.4 million at Sotheby's Auction House in London, England. In a Friday news release, the auction house admitted that the stunt was "unexpected," with Sotheby's Alex Branczik saying: “It appears we just got Banksy-ed."

That could have been the end of it, as everyone walked away thinking Banksy was a genius, a jackass, or something in between. Instead, countless brands and individuals saw the stunt as an opportunity, and somehow decided it'd be a good idea to mimic the shredded painting with "funny" memes of other stuff being shredded.

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Banksy’s shredded painting stunt shouldn’t be a meme, and here’s the proof originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 at 14:53:54 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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