World-renowned artist and professional prankster Banksy knows a thing or two about attracting attention.
Yet, his latest stunt might be his most extravagant and expensive to date.
On Friday night, his famous 2006 artwork 'Girl with a Balloon' was auctioned off by Sotheby's, eventually selling for the eye-watering price of $1.2 million.
This wasn't a regular auction though, as it appears to have been an elaborate performance piece.
Once the piece was sold, it slowly started to slide out of its frame and into a shredder that was installed within, thus destroying the valuable piece that someone had spent a lot of money on just moments before.