The painting started shredding itself immediately after it was sold for £1,042,000 in London last October. The anonymous European collector – who decided to keep the piece in its new “form” - has now loaned it to the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden Baden, a spa town in southwestern Germany’s Black Forest, known for its thermal waters.
Access to the piece – originally called Girl with the Balloon before the shredding – will be free and on public display for four weeks, with the museum adding that the shredding mechanism inside the frame had been “deactivated”.
Love Is In The Bin will be on display until March 3 with the museum saying that “in accordance with Banksy’s own convictions”, its exhibition will be organised as to allow as many visitors as possible to see it.
The display will also be accompanied by a symposium with questions over the context and intentions of Banksy’s work and the conditions that make such a development, and such an explosion of value, possible in the first place.
After March 3, the artwork will be moved to the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart museum.
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