Banksy, the famous British graffiti artist, pulled a prank on New York City, where he’s taken up residency, by anonymously selling his artwork for just $60 a pop.

For over six hours, a nondescript and disinterested looking older gentleman sat next to the display that was set up outside of Central Park. The artwork was simply labeled “Spray Art” and gave no indication as to who created them.

Works made by Banksy typically fetch in the tens of thousands of dollars. In fact, they’re so sought after that art enthusiasts have attempted to chisel them off the walls onto which he’s painted them. Over the course of the day, just 8 of Banksy’s pieces were sold, for a total haul of $420 after one woman negotiated the two smaller pieces she picked out down to $30 each.


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Banksy has since closed down the Central Park stall and has stated that he has no plans to set it up again in the future.

– Chelsea Regan

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