US$120 Street Stall Bargains Worth US$500K

It was not quite the million dollar masterpiece found in a garage but a New York-based New Zealand woman has potentially netted herself artwork worth half a million dollars – and it only cost her US$120. Global graffiti artist, Banksy, has been working in New York and last week set up a stall to sell his original artworks at a mere $60 a pop.

The stall was manned, not by Banksy himself, but a grey-haired gentleman bearing a sign: “Spray Art” and “$60”.

The artist later posted a video with an accompanying message: “Yesterday I set up a stall in the park selling 100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases. For $60 each.

Even at that price, some of the customers tried to haggle. Not the New Zealand woman, however, who bought two artworks at the stated price. Her purchase could easily be worth US$500,000.

Banksy pieces have sold at private auction for as much as US$1.1 million. An upcoming auction of the “Flower Girl” is expected to fetch between US$150,000-US$300,000.

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