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Banksy sells artwork - and no one notices

2013-10-15 08:53
New York - Bansky surprisingly had some difficulty pulling a crowd for his artwork.

The incognito artist, known for his satirical stencil art which usually criticises governments, set up a stall in New York to sell his authentic work for $60 to unsuspecting passers-by. It took a while for the vendor to make his first sale and in the end only made $420, whereas his paintings usually go for around $40 000.

It was assumed by most that they were fake until Banksy himself posted a video of the vendor on his official blog:

According to the blog, this was only a once-off thing so people will not be getting a second chance to get a Banksy original on the cheap.

The stunt brings whole new value to the concept of 'street art', so next time you see an art vendor, be sure to check out the art work.

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