Banksy Shreds 'Girl with Balloon' Painting after Sotheby's Auction

Banksy Shreds 'Girl with Balloon' Painting after Sotheby's Auction

Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKRG8y9o2S8tzFWXJU4nbvQ?sub_confirmation=1 UPDATE: Following the event at Sotheby's, Banksy followed up with a video in which he said the plan was for the entire painting to be shredded but the shredder malfunctioned. Watch his explainer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxkwRNIZgdY Read the original story below. Ever the merry prankster, Bristol-born artist Banksy caused quite the stir by shredding his 2006 spray paint on canvas "Girl with Balloon" painting, shortly after it was sold at a Sotheby's auction on Friday (October 5, 2018) night. Sotheby’s did not provide info on how they acquired the painting. According to the catalog, it was purchased from Banksy by the present owner in 2006. On Instagram, Banksy uploaded a video explaining he had build a shredder into the frame of the painting that he planned to activate were it ever sold at auction. On the video, a graphic reads, "A few years ago, I secretly build a shredder into a painting in case it was ever put up for auction..." The video shows Banksy building the shredder into the painting and then switches to Sotheby's where the painting is being bid on. Not long after the winning bid of £1.04 million was declared, an alarm went off and the painting began to move through the shredder. It appears only the top two-thirds of the painting was shredded. Banksy posted/deleted this video on Instagram (@bansky) but then put it back up on the afternoon of October 6th with the caption, "The urge to destroy is also a creative urge," a quote attributed to Pablo Picasso. “We’ve been Banksy-ed,” Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s European head of contemporary art said at a news conference afterward. “I’ll be quite honest, we have not experienced this situation in the past, where a painting is spontaneously shredded upon achieving a record for the artist.” Branczik emphasized he was “not in on the ruse.” Given the infamy of the event, experts say the painting is now worth much more than the original selling price. #banksy #sothebys Note: Comments and feedback are very much appreciated, but we will remove any one-dimensional insults or attacks. CONNECT WITH SNOBETTE Web: http://www.thesnobette.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/thesnobette.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thesnobette Instagram: http://instagram.com/thesnobette Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/snobette Snapchat: TheSnobette YouTube: http://youtube.com/snobette Vine: https://vine.co/TheSnobette

Brittany Byrd: 'I Personally Hate Flip-Flops'

Brittany Byrd: 'I Personally Hate Flip-Flops'

Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKRG8y9o2S8tzFWXJU4nbvQ?sub_confirmation=1 Stylist and Parsons student Brittany Byrd breaks down the differences between West and East Coast style, describing California style as often having a component of "obnoxious laziness." She also explains a last-minute change in plans that changed her destiny from playing basketball at USC to attending college in New York City, which led to her enrollment at Parsons College where she is now a senior. Byrd also delves into her love of design and eventual plans to launch a lifestyle brand. Note: Comments and feedback are very much appreciated, but we do remove any one-dimensional insults or attacks. Video Production: Mauricio Jorquera: https://www.instagram.com/m.jorquera.studio/ CONNECT WITH SNOBETTE Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/snobettemagazine Instagram: http://instagram.com/thesnobette Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thesnobette Snapchat: TheSnobette Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2Fajw9B Twitter: http://twitter.com/thesnobette.com YouTube: http://youtube.com/snobette Website: http://www.snobette.com

Princess Nokia: "No One Ever Asks Male Rappers, 'What Do You Think of Female Hip-Hop?'"

Princess Nokia: "No One Ever Asks Male Rappers, 'What Do You Think of Female Hip-Hop?'"

Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKRG8y9o2S8tzFWXJU4nbvQ?sub_confirmation=1 Princess Nokia in part three of her Snobette q&a gives her thoughts on how macho culture damages men and sets the stage for rape culture. When asked about the disparity in the way female versus male rap artists are interviewed in the press, she provides suggestions on questions men should be asked, including their thoughts on women artists they appreciate. On corporate sponsorship of underground music and artists, Nokia says it's only right that companies pay for the influence of the underground, which until recently they've taken from without compensation, noting that while "greed is disgusting, money is a tool." Tackling the complex topic of appropriation, Nokia points out that within popular music videos there are clear cut instance of white washing of black ideas taking place, which she views as deliberate actions done in the name of enforcing a system of white supremacy. Note: Comments and feedback are very much appreciated, but we will remove any one-dimensional insults or attacks. Video Production: Mauricio Jorquera Princess Nokia part one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWitk... Princess Nokia part two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er6nut2S8dw Princess Nokia YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOhX... CONNECT WITH SNOBETTE Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/snobettemagazine Instagram: http://instagram.com/thesnobette Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thesnobette Snapchat: TheSnobette Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2Fajw9B Twitter: http://twitter.com/thesnobette.com YouTube: http://youtube.com/snobette Website: http://www.snobette.com

Princess Nokia: "Everything Is Based On Intention"

Princess Nokia: "Everything Is Based On Intention"

Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKRG8y9o2S8tzFWXJU4nbvQ?sub_confirmation=1 Princess Nokia in part two of her Snobette interview explains why the safer neighborhoods that come with gentrification haven't benefited the people of color who live there. Nokia also goes into her musical roots, listing a wide range of influences from hardcore, to Mexican ska, '80s goth and punk, explaining her style as a teen was very Gothic, a look she has put behind her because of a change in spiritual beliefs. She goes on to acknowledging while her upbringing gave her the skills of a hustler, she says intent is everything and "art is the playing field between angels and demons." She finishes by discussing her first foray into the music world and the birth of Princess Nokia in 2013. Note: Comments and feedback are very much appreciated, but we will remove any one-dimensional insults or attacks. Video Production: Mauricio Jorquera: https://www.instagram.com/m.jorquera.studio/ Princess Nokia Part One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWitkBM6gOo Princess Nokia YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOhXzXIP3REaUQMXk9OnIZA CONNECT WITH SNOBETTE Web: http://www.thesnobette.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/thesnobette.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thesnobette Instagram: http://instagram.com/thesnobette Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thesnobette Snapchat: TheSnobette YouTube: http://youtube.com/snobette Vine: https://vine.co/TheSnobette

Princess Nokia: "There's No Money in Record Deals & I'm Not Looking to Be Taken Advantage of"

Princess Nokia: "There's No Money in Record Deals & I'm Not Looking to Be Taken Advantage of"

Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKRG8y9o2S8tzFWXJU4nbvQ?sub_confirmation=1 In part one of Snobette's interview with Princess Nokia, the New York singer & rapper discusses her next "entirely rap" music project "1992," slated for a July release. Nokia explains why she plans to remain an independent artist, saying, "There is no money in record deals," adding, "I'm not a woman looking to be taken advantage of." She also explains the message behind her most recent video, "Tomboy," pointing out the video speaks to her identity as a NYC kid, and also is about duality and "being the coolest person and the ugliest at the same time." Nokia also discusses experiencing gentrification and how it's impacted her and the low-income NYC neighborhoods she grew up in. " Says Nokia, "[Gentrification] makes people feel like they're f***ing animals, like they're worth is nothing." Note: Comments and feedback are very much appreciated, but we do remove any one-dimensional insults or attacks. Video Production: Mauricio Jorquera: https://www.instagram.com/m.jorquera.studio/ Princess Nokia's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOhXzXIP3REaUQMXk9OnIZA CONNECT WITH SNOBETTE Web: http://www.thesnobette.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/thesnobette.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thesnobette Instagram: http://instagram.com/thesnobette Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thesnobette Snapchat: TheSnobette Vine: https://vine.co/TheSnobette

Rihanna x Puma NYFW Presentation Fall 2016

Rihanna x Puma NYFW Presentation Fall 2016

Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKRG8y9o2S8tzFWXJU4nbvQ?sub_confirmation=1 Rihanna's fashion appeal always has been her ability to seamlessly blend street style and high fashion, long ago paving the path for the high/low fashion look that is now all the rage. In her first show, titled Fenty x Puma, she flashed her talent for tapping into the fashion moment, showing sexy sporty looks that ranged from Goth and club kid-inspired when paired with exaggerated creepers and modern day vixen when paired with Puma-logo kitten heel boots. CONNECT WITH SNOBETTE Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/snobettemagazine Instagram: http://instagram.com/thesnobette Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thesnobette Snapchat: TheSnobette Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2Fajw9B Twitter: http://twitter.com/thesnobette.com YouTube: http://youtube.com/snobette Website: http://www.snobette.com

Kehlani Performs New Single "Again" Live For First Time

Kehlani Performs New Single "Again" Live For First Time

Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKRG8y9o2S8tzFWXJU4nbvQ?sub_confirmation=1 Kehlani appeared at Nike's "1 Reimagined" launch event on February 7, 2018 for a performance that included a cover of Tamia's "So Into You." She also performed her new single, "Again," live for the first time. CONNECT WITH SNOBETTE Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/snobettemagazine Instagram: http://instagram.com/thesnobette Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thesnobette Snapchat: TheSnobette Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2Fajw9B Twitter: http://twitter.com/thesnobette.com YouTube: http://youtube.com/snobette Website: http://www.snobette.com

Dolce & Gabbana Uses Drones To Show Bags On AW18 Runway

Dolce & Gabbana Uses Drones To Show Bags On AW18 Runway

Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKRG8y9o2S8tzFWXJU4nbvQ?sub_confirmation=1 Italian luxury label Dolce & Gabbana took the novel approach of using drones to show its bags for its fall 2018 runway presentation. CONNECT WITH SNOBETTE Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/snobettemagazine Instagram: http://instagram.com/thesnobette Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thesnobette Snapchat: TheSnobette Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2Fajw9B Twitter: http://twitter.com/thesnobette.com YouTube: http://youtube.com/snobette Website: http://www.snobette.com

Leiomy Maldonado For Nike NYC Be True Campaign

Leiomy Maldonado For Nike NYC Be True Campaign

Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKRG8y9o2S8tzFWXJU4nbvQ?sub_confirmation=1 Nike NYC partners with dancer Leiomy Maldonado to create a New York themed "Be True" campaign. Taking on dancing, nightlife and the art of Voguing, a style of dancing that originated in New York city. Maldonado aka Wonder Woman was the first trans-woman to appear on MTV's "America's Best Dance" crew in 2009. With appearances in videos with Willow Smith, Icona Pop,  the Bronx native takes us higher and forward with the spirit of a campaign rooted in what unites us. Written and directed by Daisy Zhao, the short is voiced by Precious Angel Ramirez who says, "Hey Lei, What did you do to make a mark on this world? What mountains did you climb? Which angels gave you their wings? Which skies have you flown? When you reached the heavens, who was there to catch when you fell? And did they tell you that you saved them too, like you saved me? That they are mending their wings and holding them up to the sun, just to step back and watch you fly so go 'head Lei — fly." Other dancers featured in the video include,Tiffany Theartist, Monsièur Pariè, Karma Styles, Albert Taveras, Karin Tatsuoka, Marshay Love, Chauncey Dominique and Luz Romano. CONNECT WITH SNOBETTE Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/snobettemagazine Instagram: http://instagram.com/thesnobette Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thesnobette Snapchat: TheSnobette Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2Fajw9B Twitter: http://twitter.com/thesnobette.com YouTube: http://youtube.com/snobette Website: http://www.snobette.com

Lil Debbie: "I'm a Lazy Stoner Girl; I Don't Want to Stand in Line for Your Shirt, Bro."

Lil Debbie: "I'm a Lazy Stoner Girl; I Don't Want to Stand in Line for Your Shirt, Bro."

Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKRG8y9o2S8tzFWXJU4nbvQ?sub_confirmation=1 Lil Debbie "Bake a Cake" video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eil5FNfQGfY Lil Debbie "Bitches" video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgIFPRDSpz0 Lil Debbie: "Tell Me" video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue9A7xHuMgU&list=RDUe9A7xHuMgU Known for her great videos, we started off part two of our Lil Debbie interview, asking her about her favorite videos. She called out “Bake a Cake,” and also mentioned “Bitches” and “Tell Me,” crediting rappers Camron and Lil Kim for a lot of her visual inspiration. We also discussed Lil Debbie’s evolving fashion look and she discussed having to give up her acrylic nails for health reasons. During the same period, Debbie also quit smoking, Swishers and drinking dairy. Debbie admitted she still loves acrylics and misses them, adding, “They’re a true art form.” She noted that her look is a lot more laid back nowadays and she credited Mark Kate and Ashley’s “homeless chic” look as one that is inspiring her at the moment. On the topic of retro Jordan sneakers, Debbie said she wasn’t into 2016’s lineup, but said in general she still loves Jordan sneakers, especially the 1s, 3s and 5s. On the state of streetwear, Debbie says it will always matter, but “I’m not into the hype.” Addressing the relativity of streetwear said the genre is important and matters, but she’s too lazy to stand in line for someone’s t-shirt. Note: Comments and feedback are very much appreciated, but we do remove any one-dimensional insults or attacks. CONNECT WITH SNOBETTE Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/snobettemagazine Instagram: http://instagram.com/thesnobette Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thesnobette Snapchat: TheSnobette Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2Fajw9B Twitter: http://twitter.com/thesnobette.com YouTube: http://youtube.com/snobette Website: http://www.snobette.com

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