anonymous collector from Europe, holding on to the business at the original price of 1.04 million pounds (1.2 million euros).

At the auction of the work "Girl with Balloon" in London last Friday, had turned immediately after the sale in the framework of hidden shredder and the work of art cut. Banksy confessed a day later to the string.

buyer: My own piece of art history

"Banksy destroyed a work of art at the auction, he made a", said Branczik. The new plant with the name "Love is in the Bin" is the first, which had been created during an auction. The new work of art to the Public on 13. and 14. October will be presented in the rooms of Sotheby's in London.

The buyer was quoted with the sentence: "As the plant was shredded, I was shocked at first, but gradually I began to realize that I had reached my own piece of art history."

motif originally graced the wall of East-London –

Banksy is the most prominent Graffiti artists in the world, his works adorn many walls, and walls. Often the images have clear political messages – but not always: In the case of "Girl with Balloon" stretch out a little girl in his Arm after a flying red balloon in the shape of a heart. The image is one of the most famous motifs of the probably from the Bristol-born artist – originally it graced a wall of East-London.

In the FOCUS Online/Wochit there is Some evidence of staging: Knew the auction house from the Banksy-shredder? ak/AFP