New video shows Banksy's 'Girl with Balloon' should have been totally shredded

Banksy admits shredding stunt didn't go as planned

Banksy admits shredding stunt didn't go as planned

However, a new video, posted on Banksy's website Wednesday, implies that the 2006 painting "Girl with Balloon" was supposed to be entirely destroyed.

But the anonymous artist has now suggested that things didn't go quite to plan.

In the video, entitled Shred the Love, the Director's Cut, Banksy reveals that "in rehearsals" the shredding had worked "every time", with footage of a test run showing a print passing through the shredder completely, so that none of the canvas remained intact.

The pic with a snapchat eye-emoji on it shows a man in a white scarf, wearing some kind of a wrist band or watch, hat and black glasses with some device on him allegedly in the same Sotheby's room where the shredding took place.

The video also appears to poke fun at the art industry.

The artwork is seen being partially shredded before coming to an abrupt halt.

To recap for those who may have missed the shenanigans, the Frieze Week sale of postwar and contemporary art at the house on October 5 ended with what might best be described as a masterful marketing stunt (or perhaps a pull-out-the-stops piece of performance art, depending on who you ask).

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Incidentally, there's still a huge amount of controversy going on over the painting and Sotheby's were debating whether to refund the person who bought it or if it was actually worth more in its new, shredded state.

When Banksy remotely shredded his "Girl with Balloon" during a Sotheby's auction earlier this month, it was both surprising and unsurprising.

Scroll through to see more of the artist's work.

The dark-humored satirist then announced online that the scraps had been renamed "Love is in the Bin".

The partial shredding drew speculation that the act was a stunt to increase the value of the painting of a young girl reaching for a heart-shaped red balloon.

Sotheby's has previously denied involvement in - or even knowledge of - the stunt.

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