Banksy prank tricks New Yorkers into thinking his priceless works of art were street-vendor knockoffs, but one mom outfoxed the fox snagging two of his signed works for $60.
Banksy, that clever, elusive, British street artist, may have been able to prank most New Yorkers, fooling them into thinking his priceless works were knockoffs sold by a street vendor, but one mom outfoxed the fox buying two of his signed works for $60 after negotiating a 50 percent discount, The Associated Press reports.
A big invisible mom high-five to that New York mom who wanted the works for her kids, according to the Banksy website where the video footage from the Central Park stall was posted.
Because all four of my sons and I are Banksy devotees we have been following the world-famous street artist whose original works have sold for more than $1 million as he performs a month-long "residency" in my hometown, New York.
Sadly, we live in the street-art-challenged City of Norfolk, Virginia where graffiti artists are regarded on par with Al Qaeda and no sooner do I snap a pic of something brilliant than it’s painted over and the artist is Public Enemy No. 1.