Chicago man unwittingly buys $127,752 worth of authentic Banksy works from street vendor

England’s notoriously anonymous street-artist “Banksy” continued his October invasion of New York City this Sunday by installing a “pop-up” stall in Central Park. The stall was selling “100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases for $60 each.” A total of eight were sold, netting the vendor $420. By comparison, in 2008 Sotheby’s sold his original “Keep it Spotless (Defaced Hirst)” for $1,870,000 and “Simple Intelligence Testing” for $1,265,120. In a video posted on the artist’s website, […]

via The Raw Story http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/14/chicago-man-unwittingly-buys-127752-worth-of-authentic-banksy-works-from-street-vendor/

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