Many of us have exhibited our work in hundreds of street art festivals. We know how tough it is to break the street art fair market. What if you are really famous and try selling on the streets of New York. Offering your original work, worth tens and even hundreds of thousands of dollars, for the incredible bargain price of $60!
What is your take for the day?
Would you believe it took 4 hours to make the first sale, to a customer who bargained to get two paintings for $60? Aha, the life of a street artist.
“Yesterday I set up a stall in the park selling 100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases. For $60 each,” he wrote on his website Sunday.
See amusing photos of his street setup and video at:
(CNN) -- The famously anonymous British graffiti artist Banksy, whose work regularly commands six figures in art auctions, says he had a hard time moving his spray-painted canvases in New York's Central Park.
Banksy, whose work began popping up on New York walls this month, posted a video on his website showing an elderly man -- not the artist -- working at a stall at the park on Sunday. The selling price for each piece: $60.
The man sat, as people passed by the paintings with barely a glance.
According to the video, more than four hours passed before the first sale was made, to a customer who bargained to get two paintings for $60.
Later, a woman from New Zealand bought two at full price, the video says.
Then a man from Chicago stopped and said, "I just need something for the walls" of his new house. He bought four more, Banksy's video says.
The total take for eight paintings: $420.
The artist says he's on a "residency on the streets of New York."
His website shows photos of a truck he parked in various places around New York after painting the interior with a garden scene.
Paintings on New York walls include one of a dog urinating on a fire hydrant, with a cartoon bubble that says, "You complete me."
Banksy never shows his face. He even asked for permission to wear a disguise to the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony when his documentary film, "Exit Through the Gift Shop," was nominated. The academy said no, so he didn't attend (as far as we know). He did not win the Oscar.
Devoted fans race to find his latest work in Britain, and the phenomenon moved to New York this month. Late-night TV host Stephen Colbert went so far as to broadly hint that he'd like for a Banksy work to show up on his studio wall.
But don't look for him in Central Park.
Oddly a few blocks away hundreds of gawkers and media were viewing a Banksy mural painted on a wall overnight.
Congratulations to the 4 lucky art lovers who purchased street art!