Banksy canvas sells for $1.4 million — before self-destructing

Art Oct 7, 2018

Banksy canvas sells for $1.4 million — before self-destructing

Art prankster Banksy has struck again. A work by the elusive street artist self-destructed in front of startled auction-goers Friday, moments after being sold for £1.04 million ($1.4 million). In an Instagram post Saturday, Banksy claimed the dramatic artistic payoff had been years in the ...

Collector Maezawa drops $98 million on art in two days

Business May 12, 2016

Collector Maezawa drops $98 million on art in two days

by Katya Kazakina

Yusaku Maezawa, the 40-year-old founder of online clothing retailer Zozotown, continued his art shopping spree on Wednesday, helping Sotheby's reach $242.2 million in sales at its contemporary art auction even as the art market continues to contract. Maezawa said he is building a private ...