"Yesterday I set up a stall in the park selling 100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases," the renowned "spray artist" himself writes in a blog post dated October 13th. "For $60 each."
The Central Park stall made available to the general public over three dozen Banksy paintings valued at well over a $1 million.
But by the end of the experiment, only three people had purchased pieces — including a woman who asked the vendor to knock the price down by half.
The lucky few who did accidentally pick up a few authentic Banksys for their "kids" or their "walls" are now the proud owners of thousands of dollars — if not hundreds of thousands of dollars — worth of art.
Even though Banksy insists this stunt was a "one-off" and the stall will not be there again, his month-long New York City "residency" has yet to reach its halfway point, so who knows what's next.
[video via Banksy]