One of Banksy’s most famous works of art is his 2006 ‘Girl With Balloon’, which you likely know by now self-destructed during a Sotheby’s auction in London last October.
Since the artwork has been slightly tweaked, it’s been renamed ‘Love is in the Bin’ and it will be exhibited at Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden, Germany next month.
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The stunt, which was actually intended to shred the entire piece of artwork, is worth more now than it’s original state. The painting (in its new incarnation) is considered to be the first artwork ever to be created during a live auction.
‘Love is in the Bin’ is on loan to the museum from February 5 to March 3. According to a statement, Henning Schaper, the director of the Museum Frieder Burda, says they’re expecting a lot of interest, especially from young people and Banksy fans, adding:
But we don’t want to succumb to the temptation of putting the work on a pedestal. This certainly wouldn’t be what its creator would want either. Instead, we’re following his approach of comprehensively democratising art and are discussing how to make the work accessible to as many as possible.
The statement goes on to say that the exhibition will be accompanied by a symposium exploring strategies “to torpedo the art market while simultaneously giving it new momentum.”