Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 August 2014

Banksy originals go for 60 dollars

A Banksy original - he reportedly sold others for as little as £40 from a New York market stall

British graffiti artist Banksy, whose works go for thousands, has reportedly sold original pieces of his art from an anonymous New York market stall for as little as 60 dollars (£37) each.

Banksy said on his website that he had set up the stall in Central Park on Saturday with original signed works.

But the secretive artist warned: "That stall will not be there again today."

The website features a photo and video of the pop-up stall with a sign that read: "Spray Art. 60 dollars."

Banksy's work has been turning up on the city's streets and all over social media in recent weeks.

-AP

The video also shows eight people over the course of the day buying the works and getting a hug, a peck on the cheek or a handshake after a purchase from an elderly man running the stall.

The total take for the day was 420 dollars (£262). A man from Chicago bought four works because he was decorating his new home and needed something for the walls.

A woman bought two small canvases for her children but only after negotiating a 50% discount.

-AP

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