When people think of Philadelphia’s art scene, they jump to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Museum, or the Rodin and their picturesque collections of Monet, Cezanne, and Renoir. While the museums are impressive in their own right, in my opinion,
Banksy’s most well-known work, “Girl with Balloon,” sold for $1.4 million at Sotheby’s on Friday, October 5th. Minutes after the pounding gavel confirmed the sale, alarms sounded and a wave of exclamation went through the auction house. Banksy’s painting had shredded itself.