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Banksy caught on camera
Footage has emerged of what looks to be the elusive artist acting shifty while sporting a baseball cap and sunglasses to shield his identity. Banksy took responsibility for a piece of art slapped to the side of the disused Scott Street Bridge in Hull, East Yorks. But it was business owner Richard Tilson, 39, who was alerted to a white Mercedes sprinter van carrying the artist outside premises just 24 hours earlier.
Could this be the moment elusive street artist Banksy photographed his own publicity stunt? Experts now say that last night's stunt may have actually doubled the value of The Girl With Balloon because of the huge interest it generated, reports Daily Mail. A picture posted onto Banksy's Instagram account showed the moment the piece was destroyed by the booby-trapped picture frame. And a separate video posted on Twitter shows the stunned reaction of the packed auction house in London last night. As the camera pans around, a curly-haired man in glasses taking a picture from the same position as the Instagram image can be seen.
By Joseph Laws For Mailonline. But how does he make his money? He has previously slammed the concept of 'commercial success' and has encouraged people not to buy his work. The packed auction house gasped as the Bansky work destroyed itself moments after being sold on Friday in London. The auction house was forced to admit it got 'Banksy-ed' after the canvas suddenly passed through a shredder installed in the frame.
Who is Banksy and has his identity ever been revealed?
The secretive street scribbler has been baffling the world for years after creating street art using the cover of darkness to keep his anonymity - with the provocative artist unveiling his latest piece in Port Talbot in Wales. But just who is he? Dubbed the Scarlet Pimpernel of the art world, Banksy is an anonymous English-based street and graffiti artist as well as a political artist. He first burst into prominence in the early s as a graffiti artist whose works highlighted corruption and inequality in society with a smattering of humour. His work was spotted around the south of England, including in London, Brighton and Bristol, although his art has often popped up in prominent international locations.