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‘Fake Banksy’ Stand Sells Out In Under An Hour
By Kelly Koo, 22 Oct 2013
Inspired by Banksy’s street stall on Central Park that was only patronized by three customers, hoax artist behind ‘Fakebook’, Dave Cicirelli, decided to pull his own prank “to make a statement about the nature of hype, public personas, and the value of art”.
Cicirelli and his friends, artist Lance Pilgrim and filmmaker George Gross, set up a similar stand at the exact location in Central Park, selling ‘Fake Banksy’ artworks at the same price of US$60 a piece. Lance’s father Michael Pilgrim acted as the salesman.
The artworks were evident copies, and the trio made sure to point this out to their customers. In addition to a sign labeled ‘Fake Banksy’, each canvas came with a ‘Certificate of Inauthenticity’.
Still, everything was sold out in less than an hour, including the price sign. Would you buy a ‘Fake Banksy’?
[via Fakebook and Gawker]
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