Banksy sells original artwork in Central Park for $60 (Video)

Banksy sells artwork in Central Park

Banksy sells artwork in Central Park

Famed street artist Banksy is in New York painting all around the city. The other day he decided to set up a stall in Central Park and sell his art work on canvases, all original, for a bargain price of $60 a piece.

He had very few takers.

It took a while for people to buy his work. One lady negotiated the price down to $60 for two paintings, one guy but 4 paintings just to throw up in his new apartment at a total price tag for $240. All the paintings sold earned a total of $420.

Incredible considering there are books out about his artwork and his fame. I guess that reflects his underground status and his under appreciation in the mainstream.

For comparison, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie paid $2 million for his art work, according to the Huffington Post. Banksy’s painting “Keep it Spotless” sold for $1,870,000 at Sotheby’s AUCTION (RED) in New York in February of 2008.

Works similar to the ones you see in the video have sold for over $200,000. A painting featuring monkeys with signs that said “keep it real” sold for $286,829 at auction. Another one featuring more monkeys with a sign that said “laugh now, but one day we’ll be in charge.” sold for $449,349 at an auction. That one was a three piece set.

A set of three paintings featuring a guy throwing flowers, the monkey with the sign, and a girl holding a bomb sold for $241,737 dollars. You can see several paintings in the video that have the same monkey in them. You can also see the flower thrower in the video.

That guy paid $240 for artwork, including the flower thrower, that is worth considerably more. What an incredible accidental investment.

You can check all of Banksy’s New York art work at his website: BanksyNY.com.

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