NEW YORK, NY – He’s the world’s most famous guerilla street artist whose stencilled paintings are worth tens of thousands of dollars – but some lucky tourists have unwittingly snapped up genuine Banksy pieces for a fraction of that.
The unsuspecting tourists paid just $60.00 for original Banksy artworks from a stall in New York’s Central Park.
The elusive artist had used an anonymous elderly man to set up the stall, selling what looked like knock-off prints.
Banksy later revealed through his website that the eight signed artworks sold were in fact authentic.
One very lucky customer bought four of the works, while another even managed to bargain the vendor down to a two-for-one price.
Total takings for the day after eight canvases were sold were $420.00 – his small canvases usually sell for around $40,000 each.