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Banksy Bargains For $60?

His artworks have sold for over $1 million - but this weekend the infamous Banksy sold art for just $60 in New York.

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Banksy Bargains For $60?. His artworks have sold for over $1 million - but this weekend the infamous Banksy sold art for just $60 in New York.
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liabach
Male, 40-49, Western US
 831 Posts
Sunday, October 20, 2013 9:56:29 PM
yah, the Molotov guy is one of his more famous ones. I would have though knock-offs too. Anyone here ever seen 'exit through the gift shop`. great flick even if you have no idea who banksy is.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16859 Posts
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 4:47:28 AM
McGovern: Yeah, I'm not into his art either, but that kiosk would`ve made me stop and take notice. Sure it could`ve seemed like "knockoffs", even to his fans, but for $60. Strike that, I`d have probably haggled him down to $50 or $40.

Magentab0b
Female, 30-39, Western US
 1461 Posts
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 11:27:55 PM
There were several iconic rodents so it if anyone noticed they might have thought they were knockoffs.

sutra46
Female, 40-49, Asia
 2456 Posts
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 5:23:49 PM
Dang it! lady may have paid for her kids collage

ak2nc1
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 556 Posts
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:17:48 PM
I saw this same experiment when a world renowned violinist played for an afternoon in the NY subways and everyone ignored him. Usually you pay a great deal to see him live. I can't however blame the populace for not recognizing that art as great art. It looked pretty "street-vendor"ish to me, and if you`re not an art fan, you shouldn`t put your nose up at those who would recognize his work. Perhaps if the paintings were incredible oil paintings or water colors, then people may suspect something is abreast. However, spray paint art on the street in NYC, and "Pft I can`t believe you didn`t know who that was!!" seems a bit pretentious to me.

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