In case you missed it the famed street artists Banksy made more headlines than he usually does after one of his most famous paintings, Girl with Red Balloon, sold for a record £860,000 (more than $1.1 million) at a Sotheby’s auction and then began to self-destruct when it was shredded by the frame. Sotheby’s, the auction house, claimed no knowledge of it which makes sense because Banksy himself – via Instagram with the caption “The urge to destroy is also a creative urge” Picasso – took credit for it later that day and you can watch his video here.
Well at the end of August I had a chance to see a great deal of Banksy originals and at no time during my visit to the Laugh Now Exhibit at the Moco Museum did any of the art change form. Located across from the Rijksmuseum in the Museumplein in Central Amsterdam. The exhibit contained more than 90 pieces by Banksy including many of his favourite works from around the world. My visit is now even more meaningful because I heard even though he is only 44 he does not paint anymore. Additionally, I really liked how the museum also incorporated some of his most famous quotes. Take a look at some of the most moving pieces.
Are you a fan of Banksy?