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(New Zealand Herald)   She bought 2 original Banksy paintings from a popup stall in NY for $60 each. Then sold them for £100,000 to buy a home   ( nzherald.co.nz) divider line
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2017-11-22 08:50:02 PM  
Once, I found $20 on the floor of a movie theater I had to clean ('twas my job, not a punishment). I spent it on some really lousy pot.

/csb
 
2017-11-22 09:06:11 PM  
The what?
 
2017-11-22 09:49:21 PM  
My best pick was two Stickley setees for free, but that is a good find.
More power to her.
 
2017-11-22 10:06:36 PM  
So Banksy is now setting up lottery wins for random people in NY?
 
2017-11-22 10:09:47 PM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Once, I found $20 on the floor of a movie theater I had to clean ('twas my job, not a punishment). I spent it on some really lousy pot.

/csb


I once found a fake $20 in a parking lot. Blockbuster wouldn't take it.

/csb
 
2017-11-22 11:23:25 PM  
Yeah she sounds like a real art lover...
 
2017-11-22 11:29:03 PM  

danielem1: So Banksy is now setting up lottery wins for random people in NY?


Came here to discuss this..   The little detail the article gave it indeed sounded like this was a purposely planned "pop up" discount goldmine for random tourists who knew what they were looking at.,
 
2017-11-22 11:41:00 PM  

styckx: danielem1: So Banksy is now setting up lottery wins for random people in NY?

Came here to discuss this..   The little detail the article gave it indeed sounded like this was a purposely planned "pop up" discount goldmine for random tourists who knew what they were looking at.,


If the art is being "dropped" like this by Banksy with stupid stunts, I would think that would reduce the auction price.
 
2017-11-22 11:45:35 PM  

styckx: danielem1: So Banksy is now setting up lottery wins for random people in NY?

Came here to discuss this..   The little detail the article gave it indeed sounded like this was a purposely planned "pop up" discount goldmine for random tourists who knew what they were looking at.,


The stall was known to the media - I read about it when it was there. The gist of the article back then was that people were not buying much as it was expensive (for perceived copies). I think there was an exhibition/ sale or something like that of Banksy's work close by, and the stall was seen as an opportunistic cash grab by some quick thinking entrepreneur. There were some sales but it certainly wasn't sold out or had great sales.

I think the stall/ installation/ experiment was also featured in the Banksy doc that came out afterwards.
 
2017-11-22 11:53:29 PM  

styckx: danielem1: So Banksy is now setting up lottery wins for random people in NY?

Came here to discuss this..   The little detail the article gave it indeed sounded like this was a purposely planned "pop up" discount goldmine for random tourists who knew what they were looking at.,


That's exactly what it was...he was in NY that month doing little stunts/contests to see who could find this or that new work that he put in some obscure place. The evening of this sale, he said it wouldn't happen again. The next day, some scammer did it, but was clever enough to have included with each work a "certificate of inauthenticity." How do you think he did? Consider that only a few real Banksy paintings sold the previous day, he sold out instantly...40 in one hour.

PT Barnum would be proud.
 
2017-11-22 11:55:32 PM  
There was an 'anonymous' Banksy stall like this in the documentary "Exit Through The Gift Shop" which I thought was excellent. I'm not much of an art fan, but I do like a good documentary.

It was part of the critique of the art world, how people are only impressed by aspects of the work that aren't really the art itself. Similar to videos showing a professional musician being ignored while busking. One of the lottery-winning stall customers who bought a few things chose them entirely because they were the right size to fill some blank space on her walls.
 
2017-11-23 12:14:50 AM  
Timbuktu
 
2017-11-23 12:49:57 AM  
He started seeing this passive tense headline trend finally invade Fark. So he burnt Drew's house down. 

/yes
//he's been to Drew's house
 
2017-11-23 01:34:54 AM  

bionicjoe: He started seeing this passive tense headline trend finally invade Fark. So he burnt Drew's house down.


I think "passive tense" does not mean what you think it means.
 
2017-11-23 02:03:58 AM  

bionicjoe: this passive tense headline trend


Past tense?
 
2017-11-23 02:08:50 AM  

GungFu: styckx: danielem1: So Banksy is now setting up lottery wins for random people in NY?

Came here to discuss this..   The little detail the article gave it indeed sounded like this was a purposely planned "pop up" discount goldmine for random tourists who knew what they were looking at.,

The stall was known to the media - I read about it when it was there. The gist of the article back then was that people were not buying much as it was expensive (for perceived copies). I think there was an exhibition/ sale or something like that of Banksy's work close by, and the stall was seen as an opportunistic cash grab by some quick thinking entrepreneur. There were some sales but it certainly wasn't sold out or had great sales.

I think the stall/ installation/ experiment was also featured in the Banksy doc that came out afterwards.


yep, here's the particular clip from that doc is in this article:

banksy nyc
 
2017-11-23 04:33:27 AM  
I like Banksy. There, I said it.
 
amb
2017-11-23 08:17:36 AM  

danielem1: So Banksy is now setting up lottery wins for random people in NY?


When he did his stay in NY, he set up that stall. I wish I had been there, because at $60 they were at least nice copies on canvas of his more well known pieces. His being in NY was well publicized, so buying a few of them would be a gamble on being worth more, but if fake, at least they were decent fakes.

Some guy bought 4 or 5 from that stall. He got interviewed about it and said that he had no clue who Banksy was, but he just moved into a new place and wanted something to fill some empty wallspace.  He spent $240-300, and if those resale prices hold, they are now worth $300,000+.
 
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