Banksy, the acclaimed and anonymous graffiti artist set up a stand in Central Park this past weekend and sold his greatly valuable work for 60 dollars. In normal circumstances, Banksy's art would bring in six figures. It took the vendor more than four hours to make the first sale.
The artist didn't do that well however, after a hard day's work he only raked in about $420 dollars. His blog noted that this was a 'one off,' and he would not set up again tomorrow.
The artist's work is often inspiration, political and widely loved. For those lucky few who managed to snag a Banksy piece for $60, well done.
Social media users have had a field day with this. Thousands have been sharing on Twitter and Facebook, hoping to find out more about the artist's latest stint. Check out these popular articles:
To see how popular he is on social media websites, check out the hashtag #banksy. It's the next best thing, if you didn't happen to stumble upon his booth.
Banksy is one of the most recognizable street artists of our time. He is most well known for his stencil art that appears on the sides of buildings during the night, but he also has moved on to grander works in recent years, like his 2011 documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop. This film forces audiences to ask big and important questions about art, and the modern consumer.
For more information on Banksy and to watch the entire video of his Central Park stint, check this out: http://www.banksy.co.uk/