Street artist Banksy set up a stall in New York’s Central Park Saturday, selling his original pieces — worth tens of thousands of dollars each — for $60.
The event was documented on video and posted on Banksy’s website. It took several hours for the first artwork to be sold, to a lady who managed to negotiate a 50% discount for two small canvases. There were only two more buyers, and by 6 p.m. the stall was closed with total earnings of $420.
For comparison, in 2007 Banksy’s work “Space Girl & Bird” was purchased or $578,000, and in 2008 his canvas “Keep it Spotless” was sold for $1,870,000.