A leading auction house is now offering an empty picture frame and a bag of shredded paper, with a reserve price of £2M, it has been revealed.
Sotheby’s are also inviting tenders from art experts, jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts and other tedious masochists to authenticate the item(s) involved.
Auction house porters have been anxious to store the sale item safely in order to prevent it accidentally being discarded with other waste, but they are already having difficulty in determining which sack is which.
“Got to hand it to Banksy, though” said a senior auctioneer “He obviously cares abut the planet, by making his pictures totally recyclable. Wahey – ker-ching!”
The auction house were less impressed, however, when the un-named buyer of the original, intact picture paid the full fee in cash which then burst into flames as soon as he had been given a receipt for the money.