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Amid Booby-Trapped Painting Fiasco, The Question Remains, Who Is Banksy?05:59
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The name Banksy is left as part of a mural painted on the side of one of the classrooms at Bridge Farm Primary in Bristol, England on June 7, 2016. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
The name Banksy is left as part of a mural painted on the side of one of the classrooms at Bridge Farm Primary in Bristol, England on June 7, 2016. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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The art world was abuzz over the weekend after British street artist Banksy rigged one of his own paintings to shred itself the moment after it was auctioned off for $1.4 million. Banksy has has managed to remain anonymous for nearly 20 years, but theories have emerged about the artist's true identity.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Sofia Petkar (@SophiePetkar), a reporter for The Sun in London.

In this grab taken from video on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, people watch as the spray-painted canvas "Girl with Balloon" by artist Banksy is shredded at Sotheby's, in London. (Pierre Koukjian/AP)
In this grab taken from video on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, people watch as the spray-painted canvas "Girl with Balloon" by artist Banksy is shredded at Sotheby's, in London. (Pierre Koukjian/AP)

This segment aired on October 9, 2018.

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