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Buyer of Banksy Painting That Self-Destructed Plans to Keep It

"Girl With Balloon" after shredding
"Girl With Balloon" after shreddingBanksy

The anonymous buyer of a Banksy painting that mysteriously shredded just after it was auctioned off at Sotheby’s last week plans to keep the work.

The 2006 work, "Girl with Balloon," will be renamed “Love is in the Bin” to reflect its changed state, Sotheby’s said Thursday in a statement. The buyer is a female collector from Europe, the auction house said.