to self-destruct -
How to say "self-destruct"
Сразу же после того, как картина Бэнкси Girl With Balloon Девочка с воздушным шаром была продана с аукциона, заработал встроенный в раму шредер, он стал резать картину на узкие полосы.
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Banksy's artwork Girl With Balloon "self-destructed" at Sotheby’s after being sold for 1.04 million pounds.
Shortly after the auction, an alarm from within the artwork sounded, the artwork began making a strange noise, catching the attention of those gathered in the room.
What happened next took everyone by surprise.
Most of the artwork went through a shredder... which was hidden within the base of the frame.
About halfway through, the machine stopped operating, leaving a portion of the artwork in shreds below the frame. The rest of it remained intact, still inside the frame.
It seems likely that someone close by activated the shredder remotely.
Banksy later posted a video on his YouTube channel in which he offers an explanation for his latest stunt.
- Honestly and without sarcasm: If this isn't art, what is?
- Was it supposed to stop halfway or did it jam?
- I am curious how shredder was activated ?
- That was one of the funniest stunts ever pulled...absolutely brilliant.
alarm- тревожная сигнализация
artwork – произведение искусства
intact – целый, неповреждённый
to jam - застревать, заклинивать
remotely – удалённо, дистанционно
shred – обрезок, тонкая полоска
stunt[stʌnt]– трюк, фокус;
to pull a stunt - выкинуть фокус
spray-paint- окрашивать распылением
to sell(sold – sold) - продавать