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Banksy and the tradition of destroying art

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The British street artist has joined a tradition of visual artists, including Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia, whose work critiques the very art world of which they were part.

‘Girl With a Balloon’ was renamed ‘Love Is in the Bin,’ after it self-destructed at a Sotheby’s auction on Oct. 5. Image: Sotheby's

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