Banksy's Art Sale Appears to Make Fun of Banksy

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The mysterious British street artist Banksy is in New York City this month. Yesterday, he posted a video showing one of his assistants manning a streetside booth. It offered up original canvases by Banksy for only $60 a piece—a tiny fraction of what they could have earned elsewhere. The assistant sold only a handful throughout the day for a total day’s earnings of $420.

The difficulty, I surmise, is that the booth and the works were not labeled as works of Banksy. Prospective customers could not tell that the paintings were composed by a famous artist. They judged the paintings on their aesthetic qualities and priced the works accordingly.

-via Nerdcore

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More so - I wouldn't want to *support* someone selling copycat or reprints of Banksy's work. I respect the artist, and not-undermining him by supporting misappropriation of his work is a way of showing it.
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