Banksy is a pretty simple artist, but his work is good and usually has something to say. With his identity being unknown, it adds some mystery to it all and probably to the value of his art as well.
Whenever people come across some of his work, they like to try and cash in on it and literally cut it out of the wall and tow it away to put it on the auction block.
Obviously Banksy’s street art has been showing up all over New York as part of his installation, but he’s also experimented with some different tactics, like his “The Sirens of the Lambs” delivery truck that drove around the meatpacking district. He also designed a truck with a garden, waterfall, and butterflies, which stood out against NYC’s urban landscape.
But I think one of my favorites is the move he pulled over the weekend. With everyone running around the city trying to be the first to find his work and sell it, Banksy made it easy for everyone.
He set up a Central Park stall with over a million dollars’ worth of his work.
He’s only spending a couple more weeks in NYC, but I’d like to see him bring this same type of thing to Los Angeles.
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