Graffiti artist Banksy says he sold original pieces for cheap in Central Park
The British street artist Banksy is in New York for a month-long residency during which he has promised a new piece of street art every day. Last weekend he sold his original pieces, estimated to be worth £20,000 each in a Central Park market.
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The elusive British artist, whose works sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars, says he set up a in the park over the weekend selling original, signed pieces for $60 each. He says it took about four hours for the elderly man working the stall to make a sale.
Banksy says he sold original pieces in Central Park over the weekend — for only $60 each. An elderly man worked the pop-up stall at the edge of the park on Fifth Ave. near Central Park South.
The British artist also posted a video of the pop-up stall featuring about 25 of his black-and-white spray art.
Some of the artwork were on famous Banksy graffiti works such as a rat riding a scooter and a bandana-masked protester a bouquet of flowers.
“A lady buys two small canvases for her children, but only after negotiating a 50% discount,” Banksy wrote on the video.
elusive (adj) tending to elude capture, perception, comprehension, or memory
canvas (n) a picture painted with oil paints on canvas or strong heavy cotton
riff (n) a short series of notes in music that is repeated oftenthroughout a piece
(in this case: the repetition of artwork)
to hurl (v) to throw and send with great force; fling
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