With pop-up booth, famed street artist makes just $420 for paintings worth hundreds of thousands.

This article titled “Banksy sells original works worth a fortune for £38 each in New York booth” was written by Sophie Robehmed, for theguardian.com on Monday 14th October 2013 01.05 UTC

British street artist Banksy is no stranger to being in demand with just one of his pieces fetching up to hundreds of thousands of pounds. But it was a different story for the artist, currently in New York on a residency, when he set up a pop-up booth in Central Park on Saturday.

Writing on his website he said: “Yesterday I set up a stall in the park selling 100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases. For $60 [£38] each.”

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