His artworks have sold for over $1 million, but this weekend the infamous graffiti artist Banksy sold canvases for just $60 at a stall in New York.
The elusive artist set up a stand with about 30 canvases alongside others selling tourist art in Central Park on Saturday but did not publicize that the works were signed originals.
He put a video of the event on his website Sunday with the text, "Yesterday I set up a stall in the park selling 100 percent authentic original signed Banksy canvases. For $60 each."
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The retailing was part of Banksy's monthlong New York residency, called "Better Out Than In." As part of the project, the artist is producing a new piece of street art each day in October.
The British graffiti artist, whose identity is a closely guarded secret, has gone from daubing the streets of his home city, Bristol, to becoming the world's most famous spray-paint satirist, with a number of celebrity fans.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt famously spent $1 million on Banksy's work after "discovering" it at an L.A. art auction, and his "Keep It Spotless" was sold through Sotheby's for $1.8 million in 2008, according to media reports at the time.
But on Saturday, some lucky people in New York got the chance to bag a bargain at the Central Park stall, run by an unassuming white-haired man wearing a cap and glasses.
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The first sale came at 3.30 p.m., according to the video, when a woman bought two small pieces after negotiating the price to $30 each.
She was followed, half an hour later, by a woman from New Zealand who also bought two pieces.
But the luckiest passerby was a Chicago man who spent $240 on four Banksy canvases.
"I just need something for the walls," the man said, according to the video.
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The stallholder shut up shop at 6.00 p.m.—with lots of merchandise left—having taken in a total of $460.
Anyone hoping to get to the stall to take advantage of the bargain Banksys will be disappointed.
"Please note: This was a one-off. The stall will not be there again today," a statement said on the artist's website.
As part of "Better Out Than In," Banksy has produced his recognizable wall graffiti, converted a New York delivery truck into a mobile garden—complete with "rainbow, waterfall and butterflies"—and filled a slaughterhouse delivery van in the Meatpacking District with stuffed animals.
But his U.S. residency has been controversial, with a number of his New York artworks defaced, angering fans.
Earlier this year, Banksy was caught in the middle of the debate over who owns street art when a third party removed a section of a London wall that he had stenciled and eventually put it up for bid at the Fine Art Auctions Miami.