February 5, 2019 12:57 am

Banksy’s shredded painting, ‘Love is in the Bin,’ going on display in Germany

A German museum has taken extra precautions as they return the now infamous shredded Banksy to the wall in a four-week showing. The painting by mysterious British artist Banksy shred itself into pieces at the moment it sold for more than 1 million pounds at a London auction in October 2018.


A Banksy painting that shocked onlookers as it partially shredded itself after being sold at auction is going on display in Germany.

The Frieder Burda museum in Baden-Baden said Monday that “Girl with Balloon,” which self-destructed last year after an unidentified European collector successfully bid $1.4 million at a Sotheby’s auction, will be shown from Feb. 5 through March 3.

WATCH: Oct. 9, 2018 — Banksy painting shreds itself moments after it’s sold at auction

The painting, retitled “Love is in the Bin” after the shredding, will then be moved to the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart museum on permanent loan.

“Girl With Balloon,” which depicts a small child reaching up toward a heart-shaped red balloon, was originally stenciled on a wall in east London and has been endlessly reproduced, becoming one of Banksy’s best-known images.

READ MORE: Banksy says his auctioned painting should have shredded all the way through

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