Banksy sells original work for £38 in New York market stall stunt

The innocuous looking market stall, which sold original Banksy works, unbeknownst to the public. Credit: Banksy

British street artist Banksy has sold several original works of his art for just £38 each from a non-descript market stall in New York.

The elusive artist, who said he hoped to make art "without the price tag" during his month long show in the city, sold his work for $60 a canvas at what looked like a typical low quality knock-off stall in Central Park.

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Announcing the stunt on his Facebook page, he said:

The gray haired vendor made just eight sales throughout the day, four to a man from Chicago, two to a mother (who negotiated to get two for the price of one) and one to a young tourist from New Zealand.

The vendor made a total of $420, despite the artist's work normally fetching tens and hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Entitled Better Out Than In: An Artist Residency on the Streets of New York, Banksy's "live exhibition" will last for a month, with him creating a different work every day across the city.

He has so far produced over a dozen art pieces and events, including a cattle truck full of shrieking cuddly toys, which toured the Meat Packing district, and an elaborate painting of a spray painted car showing horses in night-vision goggles and targets across it accompanied by a soundtrack of explosions from the Iraq war.